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Jury Finds Man, 51, Not Guilty Of 2012 Murder In South Norwalk

Pernell McBride at the time of his arrest in 2012. He was acquitted Tuesday of charges in a Norwalk murder.
Pernell McBride at the time of his arrest in 2012. He was acquitted Tuesday of charges in a Norwalk murder. Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department

NORWALK, Conn. — A 51-year-old Norwalk man who has been in jail since his arrest on murder charges more than three years ago was found not guilty of the crime by a jury on Tuesday, according to the Stamford Advocate.

Pernell McBride, 51, was charged with shooting John Alston, 35, to death at 119 S. Main St. in South Norwalk on May 23, 2012. He has been held on $1 million bond since his arrest May 31 in Manhattan by the U.S. Marshals Service. 

Defense attorney Miles Gerety credited the testimony of a 12-year-old girl for his client's acquittal, the Advocate said. The description of the shooter from the girl, who was 9 at the time and on a school bus at the scene of the fatal shooting, did not seem to match McBride, the Advocate said.

Read the full story here at the Stamford Advocate website. 

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