JURY SAYS "NOT GUILTY" TO TRUCK DRIVER CHARGED IN BEATING DEATH OF MAN

William Peter Daley

Case Conclusion Date:November 21, 2003

Practice Area:Criminal Defense

Outcome:Not Guilty of Murder on All Counts

Description:After nine hours of deliberations, a truck driver was found not guilty of the charge of murder in the beating death of a man. The trucker was charged with murder after he was involved in an altercation with a man, ultimately beating him to death with a tire iron. William Daley successfully defended the driver, convincing the jury that the beating was in self defense. The beating took place after words were exchanged between the trucker and a man who had approached the trucker's wife. Attorney Daley persuaded the jury with the argument that the driver had no choice but to defend himself when he was attacked by the man with a knife.