Saturday, October 21, 2017

Followup MI: Jury Finds Derrick Bailey Not Guilty of Murder, Guilty of Concealed Weapon

Could be sentenced up to five years on concealed weapon charge. Jurors are not told of potential sentences.  I briefly spoke to Stephanie Farkas, public defender in Berrien County. Jurors are directly instructed *not* to consider penalties.

ST. JOSEPH — A Berrien County jury believed the self-defense claim of a Coloma man who shot and killed his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend in May.

Jurors deliberated four hours before reaching a verdict Monday.

Derrick Bailey, 23, of Coloma, was acquitted of all murder charges, including first- and second-degree murder and manslaughter. However, he was found guilty of carrying a concealed weapon, a pistol.

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