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"NOT GUILTY" VERDICT FOR BATTERED WOMAN IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACCUSED OF MURDER

On March 17, 2017, a 12 member jury acquitted C. Christian Young's client of all charges including murder and manslaughter.  The State of Connecticut Office of the Assistant State's Attorney in Bridgeport's high court had accused Ms. Pizarro of murdering her boyfriend of four years after he was found shot in the back in a dark and secluded parkinglot on the outskirts of the City of Bridgeport.  Security video at the scene showed his truck careening into the parking lot and lurching to a stop, then repeatedly heave sideways for a period of time before the deceased was seen walking away from the passenger area.  It was later learned that the defendant, Ms. Pizarro, had endured years of violence and abuse before that night when she was attacked by the enraged deceased who was armed with and weilding a knife.  The jury was asked by the prosecutor to find her guilty of murder, and, Attorney Young argued that she acted in self-defense.  After three days of deliberation, the jury returned their "not guilty" verdict.

Unlike other states, Connecticut does not have a "battered woman" jury charge, and, the judges' charge (order on how to deliberate) to the jury does not currently allow the jury to consider self-defense first in their deliberations.  Despite these shortcomings, Attorney Young's client was acquitted of all charges.

For the account as published in the Connecticut Post's March 17, 2017, article "Jury finds woman not guilty in boyfriend's fatal shooting," click here or visit: www.ctpost.com/local/article/Jury-finds-woman-not-guilty-in-boyfriend-s-11009681.php

BRIDGEPORT POLICE OFFICER'S DOMESTIC CHARGES DISMISSED

Attorney C. Christian Young's client, Sgt. Stacey Lyons, was absolved of court charges accusing her of engaging in domestic violence.  A highly acclaimed and recognized member of Bridgeport's law enforcement had her charges expeditiously dismissed after a careful review of St. Lyons and of the underlying questionable allegations.

for the account as published in the Connecticut Post's December 7, 2016, article "Domestic case against cop dismissed," click here or visit: www.ctpost.com/local/article/Domestic-case-against-cop-dismissed-10781230.php