A Killeen man who has been in the Bell County Jail awaiting trial on a murder charge for nearly five years was scheduled to be a free man on Friday after a jury found him not guilty after a trial this week. 

During his testimony in his own defense on Wednesday, Parish Dionte Young, 30, admitted to shooting and killing 35-year-old Larry James Sterling Jr. on Feb. 10, 2018, in Harker Heights, but the jury decided the homicide was justified. 

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GeauxrillaFella

I always respect the verdict a jury renders.

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I hope the acquitted person seeks a financial remedy against his confused or evil accusers.

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don76550

Not guilty after 5 years incarceration? I hope he sues Bell county and Killeen for a substantial amount

Michael White

You're killing me Emily. I have had two not guilty verdicts on murder charges in the last ten years. State of Texas v. Cedric Lilly in the 426th, and State of Texas v. Frankie Boyd in the 264th. Mr. Boyd was probated on Manslaughter. Cedric Lilly completely walked.

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