Man acquitted of 1st-degree murder in 1995 slaying in central Pennsylvania


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CHAMBERSBURG, Pennsylvania — A man has been acquitted of murder in a slaying in central Pennsylvania two decades ago.

The (Chambersburg) Public Opinion ( ) reports that Franklin County jurors deliberated for about two hours Monday before acquitting 60-year-old Johnny Foster of Harrisburg.

He was charged with first-degree murder in the 1995 slaying of 18-year-old Freddie Brumfield near Chambersburg

Defense attorney Stephen Kulla had attacked the credibility of two eyewitnesses, including one who was arrested in Georgia under another name and charged as an accessory. He called the case a difficult one "where evidence has spoiled."

District Attorney Matt Fogal said "justice is always done when a jury renders a verdict," but apologized to relatives of the victim who had wept in the courtroom upon hearing the verdict.

Information from: Public Opinion,

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