MENU

      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.

      component-story-more_media_horiz-v1-01
      FOLLOW US ON TWITTER