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Pittsburgh Man Acquitted of Manslaughter of Hawaiian Friend | News

Honolulu (AP) — A Pittsburgh man charged with manslaughter for strangulation of a college student on vacation in Hawaii was acquitted by a jury trial.

Benjamin Fleming was charged with manslaughter after an autopsy showed that Pittsburgh’s Abishek Gupta was strangled. Authorities said the debate between men became physical.

“I emphasized through the trial that Mr. Gupta’s death was undoubtedly a tragedy, but it was not a crime. Thankfully, the jury agrees and appreciates their service.” Fleming’s lawyer, Thomas Otake, said in an email on Monday. “Ben and I are certainly relieved, but we continue to pay attention to the losses experienced by the Gupta family.”

The prosecution did not immediately return a message asking for comment on Thursday’s verdict.

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Pittsburgh Man Acquitted of Manslaughter of Hawaiian Friend | News

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