The verdict was read Friday morning in Brandon Robinson’s trial. Robinson was accused of videotaping a new man after his wife had been attacked by her live-in boyfriend.
A Lancaster County, Pennsylvania jury acquitted the man of all the felony charges he faced, including kidnapping and sexual assault, after deliberations that took all day.
The violent attack was caught on a phone recording, which the jury saw during two days of testimony. In the recording, there is no dispute that the man in the video is Robinson, and the man filming him looks like his wife’s boyfriend.
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Curry County police were called after the wife told them that a man had her tied up, blindfolded and locked in a closet with a knife to her throat as he beat her. Police say they were then able to release her after finding her in the closet.
For weeks after the attack, police say Robinson and his wife were arguing by phone and, on one occasion, she accused him of being the man filming her in the basement. She said that she was worried because the man was wearing dark clothes and so they did not know if he was wearing a hoodie or anything else to hide his identity.
Defense attorney John Bash argued that Robinson was just a witness to a horrific attack and not a participant.
Robinson faced 48 charges.
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