PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A jury acquitted the man accused of stabbing a Philadelphia city councilman.
On Thursday, a jury found Shawn Yarbray not guilty in last year’s stabbing of Philadelphia City Councilman David Oh. The councilman was stabbed last May during a botched robbery attempt outside his Southwest Philadelphia home.READ MORE: Hasein Strand Pleads Guilty To Some Charges In Connection To Shooting Death Of 8-Year-Old Fanta Bility
Jurors deliberated less than 24 hours before rendering a verdict.
Yarbray’s attorney, Sam Stretton, mounted a mistaken-identity defense and said his client was elsewhere during the crime.READ MORE: Victim Shoots, Kills 1 Of 3 Suspects During Attempted Car Theft In Southwest Philly, Police Say
Two alibi witnesses said Yarbray was with them at the time of the stabbing.
Oh identified Yarbray after sorting through a collection of 300 photos at Southwest Detectives.MORE NEWS: Water Main Break Creates Muddy, Wet Mess In Philadelphia's Kensington Section
The defense suggested Oh’s recollection could have been fuzzy following the traumatic experience and what had been a long day at work.