Authorities say they don't plan to pursue new suspects in a shooting death last year following the acquittal of a man charged in the slaying.
Jurors in Beaver County deliberated for about two hours Thursday night before acquitting 22-year-old Tyrone Savage in the May homicide of 23-year-old Anthony Slappy Jr.
District Attorney Anthony Berosh told the Beaver County Times (http://bit.ly/1DKmtSd ) that prosecutors had been convinced of the defendant's guilt but "Obviously, the jury wasn't."
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Defense attorney Stephen Colafella said he was happy about the verdict but feels his client's safety is still a concern.
Friends of the victim and the defendant had a series of scuffles Thursday and Colafella said Savage's family had been threatened. A man mentioned during trial testimony was shot April 15 but is recovering.