LAMPASAS — A Lampasas County jury Thursday found Jason Lee Martel not guilty of the January 2013 murder of a 43-year-old Copperas Cove man.

The jury returned the verdict Thursday evening, finding Martel not guilty of one count of murder, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of deadly conduct.

Martel was one of four men charged with the murder of 43-year-old Curtis Lee Shed Jr.

Read more in tomorrow's Killeen Daily Herald.

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