Jury: New Jersey detective not guilty in 'road rage' death case

Defense sends scathing letter to prosecutors

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - After more than six hours of deliberation, the jury reached a verdict in the "road rage" murder trial of a New Jersey detective.

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Joseph Walker, a New Jersey detective, said he was protecting his family when he fatally shot Joseph Harvey.

Walker was found not guilty on major charges Wednesday, including a first-degree murder count.

See also: NJ police detective is charged with first degree murder for road rage incident

Walker and his wife told the jury he flashed his badge and identified himself as an officer but Harvey kept walking toward him after he and another man allegedly tried to run Walker off the road. Walker's wife and three young children were also in the car at the time.

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