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      Man found not guilty of baseball field murder

      Nelson McDaniel was acquited Thursday.

      A jury acquitted Nelson McDaniel of Murder and Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Crime in the death of Lee Jackson, Jr., according to McDaniel's attorney , Tonya Copeland-Little.

      Court officials said the jury deliberated for nearly six hours on Thursday.

      Jackson was shot to death in May of 2012 at a baseball field on Centerville Road in Darlington.

      Deputies said the two men had been arguing when McDaniel pulled out a gun and shot Jackson.

      Little said her client shot Jackson in self-defense.

      She added McDaniel is relieved to be acquitted of the charges against him , and he's ready to move on with his life.

      McDaniel had been jailed since his arrest two years ago.