New Hamphire: Jury clears cannabis dealer of murder in home-invasion shooting

New Hamphire: Jury clears cannabis dealer of murder in home-invasion shooting
CANNANNEW REPORT

Yahoo News.. Jun. 21—A Hillsborough County jury found an admitted Manchester marijuana dealer innocent of shooting and killing a 17-year-old who was part of a team of four males that invaded the man’s home, beat him and tried to steal his cache of drugs and money. Isaiah Rivera-Perez, 25, embraced his defense attorney and wept as the jury announced late Monday afternoon that he was innocent of second-degree murder. Rendered after only a few hours of deliberation, the verdict capped a five-day trial in Hillsborough County Superior Court. The jury did find him guilty of felony reckless conduct, for shooting a gun in his Central Street neighborhood and putting residents at risk. Rivera-Perez’ family attended the entire trial. They cried when the verdict was read and later encircled him and took turns embracing him. His mother fainted at one point. “The only message I want to send is I’m an innocent man, and I want to live my life to take care of my children and my family,” Rivera-Perez said. His message to the family of the dead teenager: A tragedy took place two years ago and he’s not a monster. According to testimony, Rivera-Perez was selling marijuana and marijuana-edibles out of his home at 276 Central St. On July 14, 2020, he let in a customer to sell him some edibles. The customer asked to use the bathroom, and then let three members of the OTB gang into the home. One pistol-whipped Rivera. One held down his legs. One held a gun to his wife’s head. One rifled through his belongings, looking for drugs and money. When they started to flee, Rivera-Perez grabbed his gun. He claimed he shot at the four from his porch. He struck Jaden Connor, who ran a short distance and collapsed. The verdict comes…

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