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Local man acquitted in murder case

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A jury found Osmond O. Viernes, 37, of Artesia, not guilty on charges of second-degree murder or the lesser-included charge of involuntary manslaughter after three hours of deliberation Friday afternoon.
Viernes, who has been in custody since May 5, 2012, was put on trial after a fight at his daughter’s birthday party led to the fatal shooting of Juan Sifuentes, also of Artesia. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

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