BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- After three years in prison and two trials on charges of killing her abusive boyfriend, a Bridgeport woman is going home after being found not guilty of murder, according to the Connecticut Post.
Cherelle Baldwin had the support of 38 national domestic violence advocates and an online petition, all calling to set her free in the 2013 death of Jeffrey Brown, the Post said.
Baldwin told the jury she met Brown in 2012 and became pregnant shortly after, but then learned that he was a drug dealer, the Post said. When she tried to end the relationship, he became abusive and began stalking and attacking her, the Post said.
She was charged with murder after she hit Brown with her car and pushed him into the side of a neighbor's garage, the Post said.
But Baldwin said she was trying to escape from him after he had beaten and choked her, the Post said.
Last year a jury was deadlocked on the case, said the Connecticut Post.
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