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James Berry acquitted in 2008 double murder
James Berry acquitted in 2008 double murder

James Berry, the once-promising boxer accused of killing two men in 2008, was acquitted Wednesday morning of all counts in the double murder trial. Berry was accused of killing Howard Grant, 18, and Justin Berry, 19, in an ambush on Pennsylvania Avenue on Oct. 12, 2008. James Berry and Justin Berry were not related. The three were part of a group of friends living in Druid Heights known as the "D-Block" crew. Berry's co-defendent, Quinzell Covington, who pleaded guilty last month, had taken the stand against him earlier this week, detailing how he and Berry carried out the attack. But defense attorneys argued that he was not credible, and that police did not take key...

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