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Death Verdict

Posted on 30th September 2010 at 09:00

Todd Marchant, 44, of St. Helens has been found not guilty of murder in the shooting death of his neighbor. On May 9th of last year, Marchant shot and killed Everett Briley, 28, after the men had been involved in a day of golf and drinking beer. Late in the evening, there had been an argument, and both men armed themselves. Briley had a samurai sword, while Marchant had a semi-automatic pistol. Marchant shot Briley once, and he died from the wound. After a week-long trial, a jury acquitted Marchant on charges of murder, manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. They did find him guilty of unlawful use of a weapon. Marchant remains in custody until his sentencing, which is currently set for October 7th.