Jury finds former LPD corporal not guilty

Published: Oct. 21, 2016 at 3:50 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 21, 2016 at 3:59 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The retrial for a former Lubbock Police Department corporal has wrapped up and it took the jury less than 20 minutes to reach their verdict.

Jay White, 44, was found not guilty.

White was charged with two accounts of continuous violence against the family, a 3rd degree felony, against his then fiance and her two children in October 2014.

White's ex-fiancé was called as a witness to the case on Tuesday. She testified about two specific attacks, where White allegedly caused her harm.

She says one incident happened while the couple was vacationing in Ruidoso in September of 2014. The other, she says happened in their Lubbock home in October of 2014.

White's ex-fiancé also testified her children were involved in one of the attacks.

However, White's defense attorney is arguing that she is the one who is violent and aggressive.

Jurors were shown photos of White with a black eye and medical records indicating he had a lung issue.

He was arrested on October 29, 2014 and was released from jail on a $15,000 bond on Oct. 30, 2014.

In May, the judge granted a mistrial after a juror said they saw an article about the case on their phone. A new jury had to be selected for the trial to continue.

During the trial, the defense claims the multiple statements the ex-fiance made during the investigation were inconsistent.


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