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Report: Trump Inaugural Protester Acquitted by DC Jury

Report: Trump Inaugural Protester Acquitted by DC Jury
(Tom Williams/AP)

Monday, 04 June 2018 06:04 PM

A jury in Washington, D.C., on Monday acquitted a protester of conspiring to riot on President Donald Trump's Inauguration Day, The Washington Post reported.

Casey Webber, 29, was found not guilty of all six charges he faced; the jury is still reviewing charges against three co-defendants, the Post reported.

Webber's lawyer, April Downs, called the verdict "only fair," telling the Post there was "no evidence to support these charges against him."

Lawyers for Webber's co-defendants – Seth Cadman, 27, of Virginia Beach, Michael Basillas, 32, of New York, and Anthony Felice, 26, of Wilmington Beach, N.C. – argued the prosecutors' evidence, including police body cameras and images, are not clearly recognizable, the Post reported.

According to the Post, Webber and his co-defendants' trial is the second one connected to protests Jan. 20. 2017, when more than 200 people were arrested on charges ranging from conspiracy to engage in a riot, to property destruction.

In the first trial, six co-defendants all were acquitted after the jury said it found no evidence to connect them to the vandalism.

The Post reported prosecutors have dropped cases against more than 150 other defendants.

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