Jury Acquits on Robbery and Assault Case

Kenton Circuit Court. Client was indicted for Robbery in the first degree and Assault in the first degree. He and three other co-defendants were accused of luring a man to an apartment complex, stealing his phone, wallet and car keys, and shooting him after a struggle ensued. Elizabeth Selby was able to prove the only neutral eyewitness identifying Client as being a participant was impaired at the time of the shooting thus rendering the witness’s information unreliable. Cross-examination of the co-defendants revealed their plea agreements were contingent upon testimony against Client, including the co-defendant who had previously admitted to doing the shooting. This further cast doubt upon the Commonwealth’s case due to the co-defendants' motive to lie for their own benefit. After deliberation the jury returned a not guilty verdict.