SF murder suspect found not guilty

Posted at: 11/09/2012 5:05 PM
Updated at: 11/09/2012 5:42 PM
By: KOB.com staff

A Santa Fe man accused in a 2010 murder has been acquitted.

Russell Harris was arrested for the murder of 24-year-old Julian Cordova.

Police said the incident stemmed from a fight between Harris and Cordova's younger brother.

Harris testified he shot Cordova because he threatened him with a gun.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports prosecutors argued Cordova never had a gun on him.

A jury found Harris not guilty Thursday stating the shooting was in self-defense.