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Donte Crawford not guilty in stabbing death of classmate Ananias Jolley at Renaissance Academy

Donte Crawford not guilty in stabbing death of classmate Ananias Jolley at Renaissance Academy

A jury found 18-year-old Donte Crawford not guilty Friday of first-degree murder in the stabbing death last year of 17-year-old classmate Ananias Jolley at Baltimore Renaissance Academy.

It took jurors less than three hours of deliberations to acquit Crawford of all charges. Prosecutors had used school video surveillance of Crawford pacing in front of a classroom at the public high school on the day of the attack last November to try to convince the jury that he was lying in wait for Jolley.

Defense attorneys argued that Crawford felt bullied and afraid of Jolley, and did not intend to kill him. They described their confrontation as a scuffle that accidentally turned...

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