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

Jurors listened for several hours as a man prosecutors called a "murder consultant" described in sometimes-chilling detail how he and former Olympic boxing hopeful James Berry killed two men in October 2008. But after about a day of deliberations, the jury acquitted Berry on Wednesday of all charges in the fatal shootings of Howard Grant, 18, and his cousin Justin Berry, 19. Outside the courtroom, Grant's father asked repeatedly: "What does it take" to get a conviction? "This is why they kill each other," Howard Grant Sr. said. "They can beat it in court." Berry's attorneys said the state's case was based on neighborhood rumors,...

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