- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Louisville hot dog vendor has been found not guilty of killing a man in a suspected case of road rage.

Media outlets report jurors on Thursday cleared 68-year-old Donald Hayes of murder in the death of 57-year-old Danny Wilson.

Hayes’ attorneys say Hayes acted in self-defense when he shot Wilson in 2014.

Hayes testified Wednesday that he was driving when a car driven by Wilson got in front of him and hit the brakes. The men then weaved in and out of traffic, passing each other, before pulling into a bank parking lot, where authorities say Wilson broke Hayes’ window with a bat.

Hayes then fired his gun, striking Wilson in the face.

Prosecutor Barbara Whaley told the jury that Hayes fired as an act of retaliation.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide