Oklahoma man acquitted in toddler's shooting death

MUSKOGEE — A Muskogee County jury has acquitted a 22-year-old man charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 2-year-old boy.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: March 6, 2013
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MUSKOGEE — A Muskogee County jury has acquitted a 22-year-old man charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 2-year-old boy.

The jury deliberated less than 30 minutes Tuesday before finding Elbert “Lee” Meeks not guilty in the Dec. 21, 2011, shooting death of Ja'Cion Logan.

A local newspaper reports that Meeks was greeted by cheering supporters when he left the courthouse Tuesday. He has maintained his innocence since his arrest.

Prosecutors argued that the child was shot as Meeks tried to force his way into the home of the boy's grandmother.

But Meeks' attorney, Roger Hilfiger, showed jurors computer records that indicated that Meeks was looking at social media websites on a laptop at the time of the fatal shooting.

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