Verdict reached in Brian Griffin murder case

(LONDON, KY.) - On Thursday, April 17, 2014, at approximately 7:30 AM the Kentucky State Police Post 11, in London was notified by the Clay County 911 Center of a shooting that occurred in the woods off HWY 638 in Clay County. As a result of the shooting, Brian Griffin, 28, of Manchester died and Jason Roberts, 21, of Manchester was flown from the scene to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment of his injuries

Sixty one year old Dwight Hughes (pictured) was arrested several months later for the incident and charged with Murder, Assault and Wanton Endangerment.

According to published reports, the trial of Dwight Hughes trial began on Monday, March 14, 2016 in Jackson County Circuit Court nearly two years after the shooting incident, and ended five days later on Friday afternoon, March 18, 2016 when a jury consisting of five men and seven women returned with a verdict of "Not Guilty On All Counts" after deliberating for more than four hours.

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Original KSP NEWS RELEASE below:

Death Investigation / Clay County

(LONDON, KY.) - On Thursday, April 17, 2014, at approximately 7:30 AM the Kentucky State Police Post 11, in London was notified by the Clay County 911 Center of a shooting that occurred in the woods off HWY 638 in Clay County.

Troopers arrived and through an investigation learned that Brian Griffin, 28, of Manchester, Jason Roberts, 21, of Manchester and Chad Bullock, 21, of Manchester went into a wooded area turkey hunting. It is believed that an unknown hunter was in the same area and fired in the direction of the three (3) men striking two of the three men.

Griffin was transported to Saint Joseph-London Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Roberts was flown from the scene to the University of Kentucky Medical Center where he is being treated for his injuries.

Bullock suffered no injuries.

There are no suspects or persons of interest and anyone with any information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 11 at 606-878-6622

KSP Detective Jeff Senters is in charge of the investigation and was assisted at the scene by Trooper Josh Wilson, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, Clay County Sheriff's Office and the Clay County EMS.

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