FLORIDA MAN ACQUITTED OF MURDER IN 2016 ALABAMA SHOOTING

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) – A Florida man has been acquitted of a felony murder charge stemming from a 2016 fatal shooting in Alabama.

The Dothan Eagle reports that a Houston County jury sided with the defense’s argument that Joseph Dozier was acting in self defense when he shot Christopher Damon Grimsley in Dothan in September 2016.

Court documents show a mistrial had been declared in December and the trial rescheduled for this month when one of the prosecuting attorneys became sick.

Dozier’s attorneys argued the shooting “was a traffic incident between family members.” Prosecutors contended Dozier intentionally shot Grimsley during an argument.

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1/17/2020 12:48:07 PM (GMT -6:00)

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