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Jackson man found not guilty of murder

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Hinds County jury has acquitted a 29-year-old Jackson man of murder in a love triangle but found him guilty of shooting into a vehicle carrying the woman at the center of the controversy.

The Clarion-Ledger reports the verdict came Tuesday.

Jerel Kimbrough faced charges of depraved heart murder in the shooting death of 39-year-old Michael Smith and shooting into an occupied vehicle where Smith's longtime companion, Angela Johnson, sat.

Smith was killed during a confrontation July 2, 2008, outside Kimbrough's home. Johnson was sitting in a truck parked outside when the shooting happened.

Hinds County Circuit Judge Malcolm Harrison sentenced Kimbrough to five years.



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