Jabari Mitchell not guilty of murder in shooting of Trelin Reed


After an impasse earlier in the day, a Travis County jury came to an agreement Wednesday evening and acquitted a man accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend’s brother over a social media dispute.

The seven women and five men judging defendant Jabari Mitchell returned the not guilty verdict after two days of deliberations spanning more than 13 hours.

Mitchell, 26, was on trial for two weeks for the fatal shooting of Trelin Reed, who was struck by 13 gunshots while sitting in a Ford Explorer at a North Austin convenience store in November 2016.

Read more about Mitchell’s acquittal and the November 2016 shooting death of Trelin Reed at MyStatesman.com.



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