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Man acquitted in stabbing of Philly councilman

PHILADELPHIA – A jury has found a man not guilty in the stabbing of a Philadelphia city councilman.

The jury deliberated for less than 24 hours to find the 25-year-old Shawn Yarbray not guilty Thursday of attempted murder among other charges in 2017, the stitches of the Republican city Councilman David Oh.

Oh, says he, outside his home in Philadelphia on May 31, when a man approached him, demanded his car keys and stabbed him. He was admitted to the hospital overnight.

Yarbray’s lawyer, Samuel Stretton, argued that his client was at a different location at the time of the stabbing.

Stretton said after the ruling Thursday that he thinks that justice was done.

Oh said to the Philadelphia Inquirer, he is not disappointed with the verdict, and he hopes Yarbray has changed for the better.

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