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PHOTO GALLERY: Lewis found not guilty in Hobson case

Saturday, February 4, 2012 | 5:52 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Tony Lewis, 28, was tried and found not guilty for the robbery and fatal shooting of Aaron Hobson in October 2010. The jury deliberated for 6 hours. Lewis was the last of eight defendants charged in the incident.

 

 

From left, the mother of Aaron Hobson, Rossa Hunt; an uncle, Michael Hobson; and a close friend Dexter Faulk react to the jury's verdict of not guilty in the trial of Tony Lewis, 28, on Saturday at the Boone County Courthouse. Faulk, who was there the night of the shooting in October 2010, said he and Aaron were practically family after knowing each other for 10 years. "Doesn't get any closer," Faulk said.
Tony Lewis, 28, on trial for the robbery and murder of Aaron Hobson in October 2010, enters the courtroom on Saturday to hear the verdict after the jury deliberated for six hours. Lewis was the last of eight defendants charged in the incident.
Defense attorney Jennifer Bukowsky, right, comforts Tony Lewis after receiving a not guilty verdict on the charges of second-degree robbery and second-degree murder of Aaron Hobson at the Boone County Courthouse in Columbia on Saturday.
A relieved Tony Lewis is congratulated by defense attorney Jennifer Bukowsky and co-counsel Grant Wobig after being found not guilty Saturday on charges of second-degree robbery and second-degree murder in the death of Aaron Hobson.

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