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Not guilty

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on May 2, 2012 6:58 PM


Emily Bryan and Jordan Parks celebrate the verdict.

Less than an hour after two words rocked a Wayne County courtroom, two of the men found not guilty in the 2008 shooting of a local store owner celebrated their freedom with family members and friends.

Joshua Davis and Quentin Kenon were released at just after 6 p.m. after a jury determined the state did not meet its burden in a first-degree murder case that began early last week.

The third defendant, Rashard Oliver, remains in custody, however, as he accepted an Alford Plea in 2010 for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill in connection with the shooting at Brookside Convenient Mart that ultimately left Ribhi Kandeel dead.

For complete coverage of what unfolded in the courtroom Wednesday, see Thursday's News-Argus.