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.