Jury acquits man of shooting outside Springfield strip club


SPRINGFIELD, MASS. >> A western Massachusetts man has been acquitted by a Hampden Superior Court jury of all charges relating to a 2014 shooting in Springfield's entertainment district.

The Republican of Springfield reports 28-year-old Diego Jimenez faced charges of armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and two illegal firearms charges.

Prosecutors had argued that Jimenez was the man who fired shots outside the parking lot of the Mardi Gras strip club on Nov. 13, 2014.

The victim, Dyarel Wojtowicz, testified he was shot in the arm but said he didn't know who pulled the trigger.

The jurors didn't agree with the prosecution's contention or the testimony of a cab driver who had identified Jimenez as the gunman at Dwight and Worthington streets.


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