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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

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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

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and he's ready to move on with his life.


McDaniel had been jailed since his arrest two years ago.

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