Jury acquits man accused in 2013 murder

Updated: Mar. 23, 2018 at 2:26 PM EDT
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Charles Anthony Washington III (Source: LMDC)
Charles Anthony Washington III (Source: LMDC)
Paul J. Barber (Source: Family photo)
Paul J. Barber (Source: Family photo)

+LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - After a four-day trial, a jury has found a Louisville man not guilty of murder.

The charges against Charles Anthony Washington III, 25, were in connection with the August 12, 2013 murder of Paul J. Barber.

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Prosecutors said that Washington went into Barber's apartment in the 6800 block of Crawford Crossing Place off Dixie Highway and demanded drugs and money. When Barber tried to run, he was chased and shot multiple times.

Five others were inside the apartment at the time of the Barber's murder. They included Barber's nine-day-old son.

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The jury returned not guilty verdicts Thursday on murder, tampering with evidence and facilitation to tampering but were hung on facilitation to murder, robbery and burglary charges.

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