Motorcyclist acquitted of shooting man with .45-caliber derringer in road-rage case.

A jury today acquitted a Rochester motorcyclist who shot a…

A jury today acquitted a Rochester motorcyclist who shot a man in the stomach after an alleged road rage incident.

After nearly two days of deliberation, a Monroe County Court jury found Craig S. Hasman not guilty of first-degree felony assault in the shooting.

Hasman was accused of shooting Michael Lee with a .45-caliber derringer pistol in August 2010.

Hasman’s attorney, J. Matthew Parrinello, argued at trial that the shooting was justifiable self-defense.

Hasman was riding his motorcycle, with his girlfriend as a passenger, when a van allegedly tailgated him. Lee, a passenger in the van, got out, pushed over Hasman’s motorcycle and attacked Hasman, punching him in the face, Parrinello contended.

Source: Gary Craig for Democratandchronicle.com.

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