Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Followup WA: Bushnell Found not Guilty, Will be Reinbursed for Attorney Fees
SPOKANE, Wash. - Edward Bushnell, who shot and killed someone while trying to stop a domestic violence incident, has been acquitted on all charges.
The jury found the defendant was acting as a good Samaritan.
If convicted as charged, Bushnell was looking at a 25 year prison term.
Bushnell says he's happy with the not guilty verdicts but will never be okay with taking someone else's life.
Bushnell hugged his attorney as a series of not guilty verdicts cleared him criminal liability in the fatal shooting of a man in East Central Spokane almost 2 years ago.
Bushnell saw a total stranger getting beaten by her boyfriend and when Bushnell tried to stop the attack, he was clubbed in the face.