Assault Trial Ends With Not Guilty Verdict
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Rochester man’s trial on charges stemming from a gang-related assault ended Tuesday with his acquittal.
An Olmsted County jury found 23-year-old Terah Washington not guilty of 2nd and 3rd degree assault charges stemming from an attack on a man in December of last year. The victim, who suffered significant facial and eye injuries, told police he was beaten for a half-hour by members of the Gangster Disciples street gang.
Three other men were charged in the case. One of them, 29-year-old Jimmie Gaston, earlier pleading guilty to a 3rd degree assault charge and was recently sentenced to 45 days in jail and probation. Another defendant, 24-year-old Lormuel Jones, is scheduled to stand trial on felony assault charges next month, while an arrest warrant has been issued for 30-year-old Clifford Hudson.