Jury finds Carson not guilty in murder trial
By JAMIE PATTERSON
A jury found a Yazoo man accused of capital murder not guilty Thursday.
Ronnell Carson, 21, was first charged with murder in March of 2010 after he was linked to the shooting of Benjamin Reed, 25.
Reed’s body was discovered in a field near West Second Street with a single gunshot wound to the back of the head.
Following a brief chase from authorities, Carson was arrested shortly after the murder.
Carson’s defense was that he accidentally shot Reed. No other information was available by press time.