A Sabine Parish jury has found a Pleasant Hill man not guilty after a week long murder trial. Keith Holmes was found not guilty for the shooting death of Anthony Youngblood. The incident occurred on May 22, 2020 in Pleasant Hill. The shooting happened after a fight broke out amongst a group of people at a local gathering. During the fight, the evidence showed that the decedent had a breaker bar weapon in his hands when he was shot by Holmes. Counsel for the defense, Dhu Thompson, successfully argued the shooting was a justifiable homicide done in self defense and cited the Louisiana stand your ground statutes in his closing arguments to the jury. Thompson afterward stated the incident was extremely unfortunate but his client was faced with imminent danger and the shooting was necessary to save his life. He further commented that the stand your ground statutes protect law abiding citizens from dangerous situations like his client faced.
Law Offices of J. Dhu Thompson, APLC.
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