Franklin County Jury: Hershel Graham Guilty Of Manslaughter


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RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - A Franklin County jury has found Hershel Graham guilty of manslaughter.

The jury returned with the verdict shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday.  Jurors began deliberations on Monday afternoon and then returned this morning.  Graham had been charged with murder, but the jury found him guilty of manslaughter, a lesser charge.

Police say Hershel Graham shot and killed David Andrasik during an argument in November of 2011.  Defense attorneys claim Graham acted in self-defense.

Graham took the stand during the trial and told jurors he felt threatened by Andrasik.

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