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Dade City man not guilty of '09 drug slaying

DADE CITY

A jury deliberated about four hours Wednesday night before finding Anthony James Harris not guilty in the shooting death of Cleo Stinyard last June. "Thank you, Jesus," Harris, 24, said when the verdict was read. Prosecutors said he went to Stinyard's home on Laura Lane intending to rob him of drugs and money. An eye witness said he watched Harris fire a gun at Stinyard, 48. Another state witness said Harris confessed to the crime. But the defense put up other witnesses who said Harris was being framed for the murder because he had previously worked as a confidential informant for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. Harris testified last year in the double-murder trial of Luc Pierre-Charles, who was accused of killing two Wesley Chapel teens in 2006. Harris still has pending robbery, gun and drug charges.

Dade City man not guilty of '09 drug slaying 04/07/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 8:53pm]
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