A teenager accused in a January 2010 murder was found not guilty on all counts Thursday at the completion of a four-day trial.
Jurors deliberated about two hours and 45 minutes before returning the verdict Thursday evening.
Maurice Welch, also known as Maurice Lewis, had been charged with felony murder, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and criminal attempt to commit a felony.
Welch, who was 16 at the time the killing occurred on Jan. 25, 2010, was the third person charged in the killing of David Gizon-Lopez at a 1011 Joe Louis Ave. residence.
Gizon-Lopez was killed when he refused to hand over his money and struggled with three people, at least two of whom were armed, according to Moultrie Police Department reports.
The two co-defendants pleaded guilty in the case in November.
Antwaun Demetrius Key, 20, the accused triggerman, was sentenced to 20 years on a plea of manslaughter, and an additional five years on a charge of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
Tamorious Collins, 19, was sentenced to serve eight years in prison after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter. He also was sentenced to seven years on probation and a $2,000 fine.