Missouri man acquitted of murder charge in 2019 killing


April 23, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Grandview man who sat behind bars for 17 months awaiting trial on a second-degree murder charge has been acquitted by a jury.

A jury took less than an hour earlier this month to find Terrance Wright, 25, not guilty of the charge in the death of 49-year-old Benson Lewis on Nov. 23, 2019, the Kansas City Star reported.

Police had said the fatal shooting occurred outside Lewis' home during a custody dispute involving Wright's child. Lewis was the child's maternal grandfather. Wright maintained that he shot Lewis in self-defense.

Wright was arrested at the scene and held...

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