Ohio Woman Acquitted Of Murder In Connection With Death Of Man Shot Twice During Argument

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Source: Hamilton County Justice Center; UNSPLASH

Jan. 26 2023, Published 12:35 p.m. ET

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A woman accused of killing a man in Ohio nearly a year ago has been found not guilty of murder.

During a bench trial on Jan. 25, Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Lisa Allen acquitted LaQuieta Reese, 36, of all charges against her in connection with the shooting death of 38-year-old Gregory Jeffries, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported, citing prosecutors and the defendant’s attorney.

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According to the publication, Reese was charged with murder and felonious assault after Jeffries’ death on Feb. 20, 2022.

A criminal complaint states Reese and Jeffries were in an argument at a townhouse in Cincinnati when Reese shot and killed him shortly before 9:30 p.m.


Police based their charges against Reese on “eyewitness and other witness statements, statements of the arrested, physical evidence on the scene and other evidence recovered,” according to the complaint.

The defendant’s lawyers called the incident “just a tragic situation” and told the Enquirer the judge found Reese not guilty after determining she acted in self-defense.


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