An Eastern Kentucky jury returns a not guilty verdict in a triple murder trial.
The Owsley County jury acquitted Charles Napier Monday night.
Napier had been on trial for the deaths of Gary Peters, Fannie Mae Mcintosh and Billy Tirey. The three were found shot inside a Booneville mobile home in May of 2005.
Three other people are charged in connection to the murders.
The jury deliberated for just a few hours, before returning the not guilty decision.
'Not Guilty' Verdict Returned in Triple Murder
BOONEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A jury in Owsley County has returned a not guilty verdict in the triple murder trial of Charles Napier.
Gary "Boogerman" Peters, Fannie McIntosh and Billy Tirey were found shot to death at a mobile home in Booneville on May 24th, 2005.
The 54-year-old Napier was arrested in Monroe County, Indiana after an extensive manhunt.
Forty-seven-year-old Ricky Green of Booneville has been indicted on three counts of complicity to commit murder in the Napier case, and is charged with murder in the death of Charles "Slick" Bowling. Police say Bowling was a potential witness to the triple murder and was killed on July 23rd, 2005.
Booneville is 56 miles southeast of Lexington.
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