Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Followup OH: Jury Finds Jnaya Booker Not Guilty in Self Defense Shooting
Jnaya Shanell Booker, 31, was cleared of wrongdoing as a Wayne County Circuit Court jury returned its verdict Oct. 7, acquitting her on charges of discharging a firearm in a building causing serious impairment, assault with intent to do great bodily harm (less than murder), assault with a dangerous weapon and felony firearm.
Booker’s mother, Dee Booker, had told the Observer all along that her daughter was defending herself against an attack and was “fighting for her life” when she fired the handgun.
Maintaining her innocence, Booker opted to have a jury decide her fate following a shooting that occurred shortly after 8 p.m. June 19 when she went to The Crossings, an apartment complex, to see a man she had dated. Police have said she found another woman visiting him.