BROCKTON, MASS. >> A South Carolina man who's been jailed for three years in connection with a double fatal shooting in Massachusetts has been acquitted.

The Enterprise reports a jury on Monday acquitted 28-year-old Guerry Hickman in the shooting deaths of Tashawn Leslie and Tyrelle Baker.

The Summerville, South Carolina, man was accused of shooting the 23-year-old men in December 2012 as they sat in a car in Brockton.

The defense has said that another man was responsible for the slayings. The Plymouth County district attorney's office granted that man immunity, and he cannot be charged.

Hickman's attorney says the defense is thrilled with the verdict.

A spokeswoman for the district attorney's office says the outcome doesn't affect or change the office's opinion that the defendant was tried fairly and justly.