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Missouri man acquitted of killing man and witness in 2020

May 15, 2022 GMT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri man has been acquitted of murdering a 19-year-old man and the woman who witnessed that shooting in 2020.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a St. Louis jury found Darrell Fisher III, 29, not guilty Friday at his retrial on two counts of first-degree murder and other charges. Fisher had been accused of fatally shooting Malik Henderson, 19, and Zenobia Johnson, 25, three days apart in April 2020.

Fisher was tried on the same charges earlier this year, but that jury could not agree unanimously on the charges against him.

Authorities have said Johnson was the only witness to Henderson’s shooting. He was killed at Johnson’s apartment on April 14, 2020. Johnson was found shot inside a vehicle within a block of her apartment three days later.

Most of the evidence against Fisher was circumstantial including license plate readers and location data from cellphones.