Former correctional officer acquitted in manslaughter trial

By: News Staff


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WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) – A jury has found former correctional officer, Timothy Levesque, not guilty in his manslaughter trail.

Levesque shot and killed 23-year-old Melissa White outside the Happy Clam Restaurant in Swansea in 2014.

Levesque claimed he shot her in self defense because she came at him with a crow bar.

The trial lasted a week, and the jury found Levesque not guilty Tuesday.

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