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