Jurors Reach Verdict in Juarez Murder Trial

Not Guilty of Murder in the First Degree, Guilty on Lesser Counts

The jurors in the murder trail of Ricardo Juarez - the 15-year-old accused of fatally stabbing Luis Angel Linares during a March 2007 gang brawl on State Street - have reportedly reached a verdict. Jurors found the teen not guilty of murder in the first degree and guilty of voluntary manslaughter. Jurors also found Juarez guilty of assault with a deadly weapon and a gang enhancement.

The Independent‘s reporter on the story is at the courthouse, gathering information on the other counts Juarez faces.

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