MUSKOGEE, Okla. - A man on trial for the murder of a Muskogee 2-year-old has been found not guilty.
The jury's verdict came down around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the case against 21-year-old Elbert Meeks.
Prosecutors accused Meeks of shooting young Ja'Cion Logan during a break-in. Logan's grandmother even testified that Meeks forced his way into the home, grabbed her by the hair and shot the child.
But Meek's sister said he was nowhere near the crime scene.
"He was at home, it was his 21st birthday," said Thrymeeka Anderson. "He was having some drinks and trying to get with some girls."
Logan's other grandmother, who was not present on the day of the murder, sat through the entire trial.
"Seeing the phone records and hearing some of the witness testimonies, things like that, it kind of led me to believe what the verdict was going to be," said Vickie Ragsdale.
Logan's paternal grandmother is confident that her grandson's killer will be found.
"There's someone still out there that is responsible for his death," Ragsdale said. "As long as I have a breath in my body, I plan to help find out who did that to him."
Meeks was released from the Muskogee County Jail, late Tuesday afternoon.