Thursday, May 4, 2006

York, Pennsylvania

From the York Daily Record of May 4, 2006
SHOOTING TRIAL: Defendant acquitted

A York County jury acquitted Antwoine Montouth of all charges Wednesday resulting from the July 29 shooting of his estranged wife's boyfriend.

Montouth had admitted he shot Alphonso Davis in the leg and back during a dispute in front of Montouth's Piedmont Circle home. At his Common Pleas Court trial this week, Montouth's attorney, Farley Holt, argued the shooting was in self-defense after Davis grabbed Montouth and tried to muscle him to the ground.

Holt said Montouth, who armed himself before Davis arrived, hit Davis on the head three times, fired a warning shot into the ground and then shot him twice in an attempt to avoid being stabbed by another man who arrived with Davis.

The dispute occurred when Montouth discovered a minor injury on his daughter's back that she said came from Davis.

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