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Comm. v. B.T. - Not Guilty of First Degree Murder, Third Degree Murder, Voluntary Manslaughter


An army veteran was facing charges of First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, Third Degree Murder, Voluntary Homicide, Involuntary Homicide and possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The Defendant was a decorated Army Veteran, Husband and Father of three and was accused of shooting another man in the parking lot of a local grocery store in Washington, Pennsylvania.

The wife of the Defendant contacted our firm after the arrest and we represented the client at the Preliminary Hearing. At the Preliminary Hearing, all charges were held for court and the Defendant elected to have a jury trial.

Attorney Frank Walker employed investigators to find witnesses, obtain video surveillance and thoroughly prep the case for trial. The Defendant rejected all offers to plead guilty for a reduced sentence prior to trial. The Defendant insisted that he shot the man in self-defense since the man followed the Defendant, hit his vehicle and attacked the Defendant while the Defendant remained in his vehicle.

Following jury selection and a three day jury trial, the Jury Acquitted the Defendant of all murder counts and manslaughter charges. The Defendant was released from jail within hours of the verdict after spending over 18 months awaiting trial.

A Press-Release was posted to PR Log and several local stations reported on the case from beginning to end.

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If you or someone you love are facing criminal charges or seriously injured in an accident, contact Attorney Frank Walker immediately at 412-315-7441, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for aggressive and experienced Criminal Defense or Representation in a Civil Case.

Attorney Frank Walker of Frank Walker Law is a National Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer and Personal Injury Attorney with offices in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Morgantown West Virginia.