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Rankin man acquitted in homicide trial

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Monday, April 8, 2013, 7:39 p.m.
 

An Allegheny County jury acquitted a Rankin man Monday of a fatal shooting in a housing complex.

The jury found Bernard Carter, 21, not guilty of homicide and reckless endangerment after a five-day trial before Common Pleas President Judge Donna Jo McDaniel.

Prosecutors were seeking a first-degree murder conviction against Carter for the May 25 killing of William Harrington, 33, in the Hawkins Village housing development off South Braddock Avenue.

Defense attorney James Wymard said he was pleased with the verdict. Mike Manko, a spokesman for the District Attorney's Office, declined to comment.

Police said a witness told them that Carter, known as “Burn Burn,” shot Harrington as he left an apartment, according to a criminal complaint.

Bobby Kerlik is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7886 or bkerlik@tribweb.com.

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