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Mint Hill man acquitted in murder case

By Steve Lyttle
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- Mecklenburg County Jail photo
A Mecklenburg County jury this week acquitted Brenton Samuels on murder charges, stemming from the January 2013 slaying of Monte Gay in Charlotte. (Mecklenburg County Jail photo.)

A Mint Hill man accused of a January 2013 fatal shooting has been acquitted of murder, prosecutors say. Brenton Samuels, 20, had been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Monte Gay. Gay, 21, of Charlotte, was shot near Farm Pond Lane and Albemarle Road. Prosecutors said the other man charged in the case,Terrence Parker of Charlotte, pleaded guilty in April to second-degree murder. Authorities had accused Parker, 20, of being the trigger man. Steve Lyttle

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