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Morris twins found not guilty in aggravated assault trail

Posted: 4:43 PM, Oct 03, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-03 22:47:57Z

NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris were found not guilty in their aggravated assault trial. 

The Morris twins were accused of helping three other people beat 36-year-old Erik Hood in January 2015 outside a high school basketball game in Phoenix.

At that time, the brothers played for the Phoenix Suns. Marcus now plays for the Boston Celtics and Markieff is with the Washington Wizards.

Jurors got the case Monday afternoon. They began hearing testimony Sept. 18.

Defense attorney James Belanger said in closing arguments that the case was inexcusably tainted by Hood's mentor trying to solicit two witnesses to implicate the Morris brothers for a cash payment in return.