- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

GENEVA, Neb. (AP) - A Grafton man has been found not guilty in the shooting of his brother.

A Fillmore County District Court jury in Geneva on Friday acquitted 62-year-old Ervin Fuehrer of assault and use of a deadly weapon.

Authorities say Fuehrer shot his brother, Stephen Preslicka, on March 19, 2015, in Fuehrer’s shop driveway following an argument. Fuehrer’s attorney Bob Parker said in his closing arguments that Preslicka was wild when he showed up at Fuehrer’s shop. Preslicka has a bipolar disorder, and it was believed he was in a manic phase at that time.

Fuehrer says he fired a warning shot outside the shop and then shot his brother in self-defense. He said Preslicka had thrown a fire extinguisher at him and broke several windows with his bare hands.

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