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Jury acquit Augusta man of armed robbery

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 8:47 PM
Last updated Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 12:15 AM
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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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nocnoc 02/26/14 - 09:53 am
Time will tell.

Given what the Jury gave as a reason I must agree.
Even if he is arrested for something more serious in years to come, I would stand by our Jury system. Because in this case they reached a verdict based on the what was presented as evidence not issues, from what we read here.

Could we get a description of the makeup of the jury?
I am willing to bet there were Whites on the Jury that found a Black innocent.

Having such data composition would start reducing or quill many future racial remarks based on lack of real knowledge.

nocnoc 08/01/14 - 09:06 am
I wish I hadn't said that

Foot in Mouth to some extent.

But a jury or judge did find lack of evidence.

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