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Akron man wins rare acquittal on murder charges

An Akron man was acquitted Tuesday of aggravated murder and aggravated robbery charges, despite evidence of his DNA on the victim’s pants pockets.

In a rare not-guilty ruling, a Summit County jury set free Brent Lett, 23. He was accused of taking part in the July 2011 shooting death of Dante Thornton.

Defense attorneys Brian Pierce and Nick Klymenko won the verdicts following a weeklong trial and three hours of jury deliberations.

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