Jury acquits defendant of manslaughter

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Bentley found not guilty in January 2017 fatal crash

By Forrest Berkshire, Editor

A Nelson County jury acquitted a man Monday of all criminal charges related to a fatal crash on Taylorsville Road in January 2017.

The jury deliberated for less than an hour before returning a not-guilty verdict for Jerico Bentley, of Campbellsville, on second-degree manslaughter charges in the death of Emily Outlaw, of Jeffersontown.

The trial ended Monday after five days of testimony where Bentley’s attorney argued that prosecutors had no proof that he was driving the car when it crashed.

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