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Jury Find Sean Earnest Not Guilty of Battery in May 2013 Incident

Jury Finds Sean Earnest Not Guilty of Battery After May 2013 Incident

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A jury has found Sean Michael Earnest not guilty of battery.  This happened Thursday in Ohio County Magistrate Court in front of Magistrate Harry Radcliffe.  

Earnest's charges stemmed from a May 2013 incident in which Anthony Demello, 22, died after falling from a porch at a house party in Fulton after Earnest had punched him.

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Eearnest was charged in June of 2013, a month later, with battery.  In November of 2013, Magistrate Harry Radcliffe denied a motion from the defense to dismiss the charges granted the jury trial.

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