Former Arizona Officer Found Not Guilty of Murder in Shooting of Unarmed Granbury Man

A former Arizona police officer has been found not guilty of murder after he killed an unarmed Granbury man who was begging for his life.Philip "Mitch" Brailsford, 27, faced a charge of second-degree murder in the January 2016 slaying of 26-year-old Daniel Shaver at an Arizona hotel, but was found not guilty Thursday by a Maricopa County jury. Brailsford was also found not guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter.Shaver cried and pleaded "Please don't shoot" just before Brailsford fired his AR-15 rifle five times, according to police body-cam footage and a witness.Police were called to a La Quinta Inn & Suites in Mesa on Jan. 18, 2016, by a clerk who reported that someone was pointing a rifle out a fifth-floor window.  Continue reading...

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