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Greenville man found not guilty of murder in deadly robbery

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MERCER, Pa. -

A jury in Mercer County has found a Greenville man not guilty of murder in a robbery that ended in the shooting death of Zackary Cutshall.

District Attorney Peter Acker tells 21 News that last week’s trial of 19-year-old Seth Hamilton ended with a not guilty verdict on charges of was found not guilty of first and third-degree murder, attempted murder and possession with intent to deliver marijuana.

Hamilton was convicted of three counts of aggravated assault, attempted aggravated assault, receiving stolen property, carrying firearms without a license, evidence tampering, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  He’ll be sentenced on July 22.

Hamilton and three other people from Greenville were charged last year after Investigators claimed that Brittany Jewell of Greenville sent messages to Jacob Barger outlining a plan to rob Hamilton.

According to a criminal complaint, Jewell and Barger were upset over a bag of marijuana being "short."

Investigators say the duo then discussed robbing Hamilton, as well as how another man, Zackary Cutshall, wanted to beat Hamilton up.

The criminal complaint says the very next day Barger, Cutshall, and another man, Dominic Heasley attempted to rob Hamilton.

During the robbery, investigators say the trio brandished a bb gun that appeared to be an actual firearm. At that point, investigators say Hamilton fired a gun, shooting Cutshall in the neck and killing him.

Jewell, Barger, and Heasley were earlier convicted of conspiracy to commit robbery and sentenced to one to two years in jail. All three have since been released.

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