(CNN)After a mistrial was declared last month in the murder trial of Tevin Biles-Thomas, the brother of Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, a judge in Ohio acquitted Biles-Thomas of the charges against him in a retrial on Tuesday, court records show.
Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Joan Synenberg granted a Rule 29 motion for judgment of acquittal by the defense for lack of evidence, dismissing Biles-Thomas’ murder charges and acquitting him of voluntary manslaughter and felonious assault charges, court spokesperson Darren Toms said.
Biles-Thomas was arrested in 2019 on charges of murder, voluntary manslaughter, felonious assault and perjury in connection with a New Year’s Eve fatal shooting in Cleveland.
On the night of the shooting, a group of uninvited guests walked into a home and a fight began, Ohio authorities previously said. That fight led to the shooting and multiple people were hit — two of whom died at the scene and a third who later died at a hospital.
Cleveland police had identified Biles-Thomas as the shooter. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.
Following the judge’s ruling, a person in the gallery charged towards Biles-Thomas but was stopped by sheriff’s deputies, Toms said, adding that “the Court than
Brother of Olympic gymnast Simone Biles is acquitted of murder charges from 2018 shooting
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