Jack Varela found not guilty of murdering brother-in-law

Friday, March 01, 2013

A jury has come to a verdict in the case of a Fresno man who shot and killed his brother-in-law during a family fight.

Jack Varela had claimed the 2012 killing was in self-defense. On Friday, the jury agreed and came back with a verdict of not-guilty. The jury also cleared Varela of second degree murder charges and manslaughter charges.

The shooting happened after the men became involved in a fight over a dent in one of Varela's vehicles.

Danny Cabrera, 40, was shot once in the chest. Varela claims he fired the shot in self-defense. Cabrera was married to Varela's sister. ------

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