BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- "Not guilty," was what a Warren Circuit Court jury said to the defendant in a Bowling Green murder case today.
Twenty-one year-old Tyrese Huffman was stabbed to death outside his Stonehenge Ave. apartment on June 9, 2012. Police accused 26-year-old Stephan Thomas of the murder, but today a jury found the Bowling Green man not guilty. Warren County's Commonwealth Attorney says the jury based its decision on Thomas' claim of self-defense.
"We thought that several pieces of evidence, including calls taped by the police by Mr. Thomas as he was fleeing, as well as statements he made after he was charged, never showed a reasonable argument that self defense was in play, but unfortunately the jury disagreed," said Warren County Commonwealth's Attorney Chris Cohron.
Cohron says Thomas was out on bond from a pending felony drug case when the stabbing occurred, so he'll remain in the Warren County Regional Jail until a judge can review his bond for that indictment, along with another felony charge for allegedly tampering with evidence.
Cohron says he expects a pre-trail conference to be set on the two other indictments within the next 30 days.