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Jury Acquits Man In 1966 Shooting That Caused Philly Officer's Death

May 25, 2010  | 

A man who served 16 years after he was convicted for shooting and paralyzing Philadelphia Police Officer Walter Barclay won't be heading back to prison for murder, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

A jury acquitted William Barnes on Monday for causing the death of Barclay, who succumbed to wounds 41 years after the 1966 shooting. Barnes had shot the 23-year-old rookie during a burglary.

However, Barnes is likely to remain behind bars until 2030 for other convictions including two robberies and an attempted prison escape.

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