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Conn. Man Acquitted Of Murder After 4 Years In Jail Awaiting Trial

A Connecticut jury has cleared a man of a murder charge after he spent more than four years in jail awaiting trial.

Brandyn Grant-Ford shed tears after the jury's verdict on Friday in Bridgeport.

The 29-year-old Stratford man had been charged in the fatal shooting of Andre Pettway in Stratford in May 2017.

Prosecutors had alleged Grant-Ford planned the shooting that occurred at an outdoor birthday party, and also acted as the getaway driver.

Grant-Ford had denied being at the scene. He also was acquitted of conspiracy to commit murder, reckless endangerment and other charges.