Verdict reached in Columbus murder trial of man killed on Grant Rd. in 2017

Verdict reached in Columbus murder trial of man killed on Grant Rd. in 2017

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Columbus jury has reached a verdict in the trial for a man killed on Grant Rd. in Columbus in 2017.

A jury has found Eddie Clayton not guilty of the murder of Robert Lockhart in 2017.

Throughout the trial, the defense maintained that Clayton shot Lockhart in self-defense after he refused to leave a birthday party at the home.

This is a developing story.

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