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One-time lawman beats murder rap

One-time lawman beats murder rap


(Cleveland) - A retired Cleveland Police officer, accused of killing his own nephew, has been aquitted.

Sixty-year old Dale Edwards was charged with aggravated murder, murder and felonious assault in the shooting death of 25-year old Antoine Graves.

The jury deliberated the case for four days before reaching a verdict Friday in the courtroom of Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Brian Corrigan.

Prosecutors claimed Edwards fatally shot his nephew in a dispute over rent. Defense attorneys say Edwards acted in self-defense.

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