Sudan native cleared of charges in murder|
A Nebraska jury has cleared a Sudan native of murder in the fatal shooting of a teenager at a Grand Island convenience store. After roughly a day of deliberating, the jury acquitted 35-year-old Arkanjelo Kot in the death of 17-year-old Walid Omar-Aden. Kot's attorney, Clarence Mock, says Kot had feared for his life since 2009 when some men killed Kot's cousin and shot Kot. Kot testified that Omar-Aden confronted him at the store and threatened to kill him. Mock says Kot did fire the fatal shot but didn't intend to kill anyone. Hall County Attorney Mark Young says he's disappointed in the verdict. He says the jury may have struggled with some technical aspects of the law.