Jury finds hot dog vendor not guilty in road-rage killing
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A Louisville hot dog vendor has been found not guilty of killing a man in a suspected case of road rage.
Media outlets report jurors on Thursday cleared 68-year-old Donald Hayes of murder in the death of 57-year-old Danny Wilson.
Hayes’ attorneys say Hayes acted in self-defense when he shot Wilson in 2014.
Hayes testified Wednesday that he was driving when a car driven by Wilson got in front of him and hit the brakes. The men then weaved in and out of traffic, passing each other, before pulling into a bank parking lot, where authorities say Wilson broke Hayes’ window with a bat.
Hayes then fired his gun, striking Wilson in the face.
Prosecutor Barbara Whaley told the jury that Hayes fired as an act of retaliation.