Two men standing trial for the shooting of a man in Kings Meadows have been found not guilty of all charges after a six-day trial and a majority jury verdict in the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Jacob Adam Williams, 28, and Marcus John Williams, 33, walked free from court and their indictment was discharged.
The pair were on trial charged with aggravated armed robbery and committing an unlawful act intended to cause bodily harm, but were also cleared of lesser alternative charges, in relation to the shooting of Kurt Jenkins on Pinkard Street on January 11, 2019.
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The jury reached the majority verdict after almost a full day of deliberation.
Jacob Williams and Marcus Williams - who are not related - embraced after the verdict was read out, while Marcus Williams bowed to the jury as they exited the court room.
The trial heard evidence from the two accused, Mr Jenkins and other witnesses, with defence counsels arguing that Mr Jenkins was the person who was armed prior to the altercation that resulted in him shooting himself in the leg.
The defence also argued that the three men met at McDonald's in South Launceston and used ice together, rather than the prosecution case which was that Jacob Williams started assaulting Mr Jenkins and forced him to drive to Pinkard Street before shooting him.
The three men had met at McDonald's with Mr Jenkins intending to clear his name in relation to a violent home invasion in Kay Street two days earlier. He was also cleared by a police investigation.