Billy Joe Shaver Found Not Guilty Of Aggravated Assault Charges
April 12, 2010 at 9:08 AM (PT)
Country singer/songwriter BILLY JOE SHAVER was found not guilty of aggravated assault charges on FRIDAY (4/9) from a shooting incident at PAPA JOE’S TEXAS SALOON in LORENA, TX in APRIL 2007 (NET NEWS 04/03/07). SHAVER admitted to shooting BILLY COKER outside of the bar but claimed it was self defense. The jury acquitted him in the case after two hours of deliberation.
Country artist WILLIE NELSON and actor ROBERT DUVALL were present during the trial to support SHAVER.
SHAVER said: "I knew in my heart we would win. I am very sorry about the incident. Hopefully things will work out where [COKER and I] become friends."
Click here to read more on the case, as reported by the STATESMAN newspaper.