Denver jury finds anti-gang activist Terrance Roberts not guilty

By Jesse Paul and Noelle Phillips | The Denver Post
Posted: 10/09/2015 10:02:12 AM MDT | Updated: 51 min. ago

Terrance RobertsRoberts was accused in the shooting of Hasan Jones before 2013 peace rally

Denver activist Terrance Roberts, known for abandoning his life with the Bloods street gang and focusing his efforts on peace, was acquitted Friday in the highly-publicized 2013 shooting of Hasan Isaiah Jones.

“I just feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders,” Roberts jubilantly said as he quickly left the courthouse.

The jury was presented the case on Wednesday afternoon after three days of trial and returned the verdict just before 10 a.m. Friday. Roberts was charged in the shooting with first-degree attempted murder and first-degree aggravated assault.

Accusations that Roberts, a convicted felon, was also a habitual criminal were dropped after the jury’s verdict was read.

The courtroom erupted into whoops of relief and excitement as the finding was handed down. Some members of the gallery clapped as others cheered “This is justice!” and “Yes!”

“Thank you guys,” a smiling Robert yelled to jurors as they were led out of the courtroom.

Alma Staub, who prosecuted the case, said she respected the jury’s verdict and was glad to see a resolution.

“I am very glad the jury was able to come to a unanimous verdict,”

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1 Comment for “Denver jury finds anti-gang activist Terrance Roberts not guilty”

  1. watcher

    NOT GUILTY chickES

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