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St. Louis man acquitted in love triangle killing

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A St. Louis man has been acquitted of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that jurors on Thursday found 28-year-old Adnan Husidic not guilty of first-degree murder, armed criminal action and burglary in the March 2016 shooting death of 26-year-old Jose Garcia Jr.

Prosecutors said Husidic went to his ex-girlfriend’s St. Louis apartment to kill her new boyfriend, pushed his way into her apartment and shot Garcia twice. Husidic testified that he killed Garcia in self-defense after coming to her apartment to return a bin of laundry.

The shooting followed several days of back-and-forth Facebook and text messages between Garcia, Triplett and Husidic. In some of the messages, Garcia warned Husidic of possible “gunplay” and made death threats, including mentioning his upcoming funeral.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch