LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Charles Washington, who faced the death penalty for a 2013 murder charge, was found not guilty Thursday.
Washington was one of four men charged in connection to a home invasion and fatal shooting in the Crawford Crossing Apartments in Pleasure Ridge Park on Aug.12, 2013. Washington, Shakahakeen Boyd, Jevon Harris-Curry and Timothy Cross pleaded not guilty to murder, burglary, robbery and other charges.
LMPD detectives said the four men broke into 21-year-old Paul Barber’s apartment, demanding money, drugs and cell phones. Barber’s newborn son, fiancée and two other people were inside at the time.
Detectives said Barber was targeted. He was found dead outside the apartment with a gunshot wound.
All four suspects faced the death penalty, but Cross and Boyd took plea deals in order to testify against Washington.
“Mr. Cross and Mr. Boyd were facing the death penalty,” said Ted Shouse, who is representing…