Selma jury acquits man of capital murder

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A jury has acquitted an Alabama man of capital murder.

Roderick Blue was one of the three men arrested and indicted in connection with the shooting death of James Whitt in May 2007 outside of his Potter's Station mobile home. Prosecutors argued Blue pulled the trigger.

But after deliberating for less than an hour a Dallas County jury on Wednesday found Blue not guilty of the slaying. Blue has spent 2 1/2 years in jail.

Trial dates have not been set yet for Blue's alleged accomplices, Octavius Brown and Javarez Wiggins.


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