Oklahoma man found not guilty of murdering Lawton man during home invasion

LAWTON, Okla. – A man accused of killing another man was found not guilty of the crime after taking the stand.

Last year, officers were called to a Lawton home where they found Karl and Kelley Huffmaster suffering from gunshot wounds.

Karl later died from his injuries at a hospital, but Kelley survived.

Ultimately, police arrested Marquise Rasco for the murder after prosecutors say DNA evidence linked him to the crime.

According to KSWO, prosecutors said a hoodie found a few blocks from the crime scene had Rasco’s skin cells on it and the victim’s blood.

However, Rasco told the jury that he used to own the hoodie but had given it away before the crime.

He also said that he was on his way to pick his daughter up from elementary school when the shooting occurred.

The defense focused on hesitation when Kelley Huffmaster was asked to choose a suspect in a lineup.

After seven hours of deliberation, a Comanche County jury found Rasco not guilty.