Lynchburg Man Found Not Guilty of Attempted Murder

517e810975777.imageA Lynchburg man previously convicted of attempted murder after an April 2013 shooting was found not guilty during a new trial. 32 year old, Hasan Ibn-Sami Abdussalaam was convicted in February for attempted murder and other charges. Abdussalaam was set to be sentenced in May, but the judge agreed to grant him a new trial. Abdussalaam took the stand Monday, claiming he shot Jemell Johnson, of Lynchburg, in self-defense. Four of the five initial charges were dismissed; Abdussalaam pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He will appear in court again on October 15, for that charge, as well as a probation violation.

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