by Max Brantley
A jury in Ozark has acquitted Kevin Jones of murder in the slaying of his girlfriend Nona Dirksmeyer, 19, in Russellville. Here's Russellville Courier initial coverage.
Pat Lynch offers instant analysis of a key fact: Jury was not given an option to consider a lesser charge. He discussed it yesterday on his blog.
Scant physical evidence, save a palm print that was subject to challenge, didn't help.
Sounds like another one of those cases where the old British "not proved" might have satisfied some.