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Jury Acquits Man Accused of Murder

Jurors found a Del City man not guilty of taking part in an alleged armed robbery that ended in a fatal shootout. Darious O’Neil Jackson, 23, was acquitted of first-degree murder in the death of Morgan Hurt, 26.

She was shot to death early Jan. 12 inside a house in southwest Del City, according to investigators. Mr. Jackson’s cousin, Sharonne Antonio Jackson, now 30, remains charged in the deadly shooting and is set to face his own trial next year.

During Darious Jackson’s trial, he told the Oklahoma County jury he didn’t know he and his cousin were going to the house to commit a robbery. ..To read more, subscribe to the blackchronicle newspaper