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Judge denies motion of acquittal for Coy Porter

By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
News Editor

At a hearing last week, Wakulla Circuit Judge James Shelfer denied a motion for judgment of acquittal for Walt McCoy Porter Sr., who was found guilty of manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after a jury trial in April.
Porter had originally been charged with first degree murder for the killing in January 2016 of his houseguest, Michael Scott Lawrence.

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