Jury acquit Augusta man of armed robbery

 

An 18-year-old Augusta man who spent the past six months in jail was acquitted Tuesday in Richmond County Superior Court.

Antonio Q. Wright had been in jail since his arrest on allegations that he robbed Jasmine Wiley at gunpoint Aug. 28, taking her cellphone and cash.

In a note from the jury read by Judge Daniel J. Craig on Tuesday, jurors wrote that their verdict was based on insufficient evidence against Wright and the lack of physical evidence to support the charges of armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

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