GRETNA, La. (AP) - A Mississippi man jailed in Jefferson Parish about 15 months for gunning down a Marrero man in Gretna last year has been acquitted of second-degree murder.
The jury deliberated for several hours Thursday night before finding 26-year-old Terrance Miller, Pattison, Miss., not guilty of shooting Keidrick Shorty Sr.
Shortly was shot up to six times outside a lounge during the 2011 Independence Day weekend.
Miller claimed during the interrogation last year that he had blacked out during the shooting, the result of brain damage he received during a beating in 2005.
When he regained consciousness, his Mississippi colleagues were blaming him for the shooting -- a claim he greeted with disbelief, because he said he considered Shorty his friend.
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