Barnstable, Massachusetts

From Providence’s (RI) EyewitnessNewsTV.com of September 28, 2007

Cape Cod man acquitted of murder charge

A Cape Cod man is acquitted of charges that he fatally shot his friend.

Jeffrey Harrington of Bourne was acquitted of second-degree murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon charges by a jury in Barnstable Superior Court today.

Harrington was on trial for shooting Gerald Carbone of Wareham in the head at close range in September 2004.

The two men had known each other for years but had been in a dispute involving a woman at a Buzzards Bay bar shortly before the shooting.

Harrington claimed self defense.

His lawyer told the jury that Carbone had threatened Harrington.

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