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September 1, 2022

Man accused of shooting at friend found not guilty

GILLETTE (WNE) — The man accused of shooting a gun at his friend has been acquitted of all charges against him.

Peter Maynard had been charged with attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault and possession of a deadly weapon with unlawful intent. In March, he allegedly fired a gun at his friend, Joshua Vavich, after an argument.

Thursday evening, after about two and a half hours of deliberation, a jury found him not guilty on all three charges.

The question at the heart of the trial was whether Maynard acted in self-defense when...

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