Another self defense case, Andrew Coffee found not guilty on 5 counts, including murder, attempted murder
But you won’t hear this on CNN
Friday, Andrew Coffee was found not guilty on all five counts after state prosecutors alleged Coffee fired at officers during an early morning SWAT raid, resulting in the death of Coffee’s girlfriend.
More from WPBF:
VERO BEACH, Fla. — Andrew Coffee was found not guilty on all counts of murder and attempted first degree murder Friday.
Coffee is accused of firing at Indian River County Sheriff’s Deputies during an early morning drug raid at his home back in 2017.
His girlfriend, Alteria Woods was caught in the crossfire, shot 10 times and later died. Coffee was charged with the murder of Woods after a grand jury exonerated two law enforcement officers for her death.
Before the case went to the jury’s hand, Coffee took the stand to defend himself — blaming deputies for his girlfriend’s death.
The defense said Coffee was asleep and thought the flash-bang was gunfire so he fired his gun because he thought the was under attack.
“I was trying to protect me and Alteria and I thought I was doing that, but I feel I didn’t protect her. I can’t sleep with that … they killed her,” Coffee said.
The prosecutors said deputies did announce they were there.
They say coffee fired at deputies and they returned fire.
Coffee was found guilty on a count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, which could have a penalty of up to 30 years in prison. He was also found not guilty in the murder of Woods.
The Indian River County Sheriff, Eric Flowers, released a statement following the verdict:
“It’s dissapointing that this jury did not see the tragic death of Alteria Woods occurred as a direct result of the actions of Andrew Coffee IV. Our hearts go out to the Woods family as they still suffer from a loss of their daughter, but we stand by a statement that she would still be here had Coffee simply complied with law enforcement.
While the media is busy casting spells over the Rittenhouse trial, feverishly trying to make it an issue of race, this trial and it’s verdict have gotten little attention:
I can't get over the fact that a white guy shot 3 other white guys in self defense, and the US media has somehow turned it into a 'black' issue. 🤣
— ZUBY: (@ZubyMusic) November 20, 2021
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