Teen Found Not Guilty In Fostoria Murder Trial

1/18/18 – 5:30 A.M.

A jury has found a teenager accused of fatally stabbing a man in Fostoria not guilty. The Review-Times reports the two day trial of 18-year-old Cristian Brown of Pittsburgh wrapped up Wednesday. Brown faced a murder charge in the stabbing death of 18-year-old D’Andre Gehring of Fostoria last January.

Seneca County Prosecutor Derek DeVine said evidence showed Brown was with a group of people trying to buy marijuana from Gehring. The group got into an argument, and Brown got into a fight with Gehring. The prosecution argued Brown stabbed Gehring in the neck with a butcher’s knife during the fight. However, video evidence of the fight wasn’t clear.

The defense suggested 19-year-old Arlando Crowe Jr. of Fostoria could have stabbed Gehring. Crowe pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in the case. He plead the fifth when he took the witness stand during the trial.

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