A Drew County jury on Thursday acquitted 27-year-old Jackey Bostain of murder charges.
After returning from nearly three hours of deliberations Thursday evening, the 10-woman, 2-man jury found Bostain not guilty of first-degree murder and first-degree battery in the February 2011 death of his 8-week old son, Ridley.
When the verdict was read, Bostain supporters on the south side of the courtroom embraced. The north side of the courtroom, where the baby’s maternal family and supporters sat, was chaotic as the child’s mother began crying then fell to the floor. An ambulance arrived moments later.