Man found not guilty in French Settlement attempted murder trial

Man found not guilty in French Settlement attempted murder trial

FRENCH SETTLEMENT, LA (WAFB) - A French Settlement man was found not guilty in an attempted murder trial that happened Tuesday.

Robert Higgins was charged with attempted murder in February 2014 after a shooting injured a man on La Trace Road.

The injured man was shot in the abdomen. Higgins tells 9News it was a self-defense case.

Detectives said the shooting was the result of an argument between the two men.

Higgins opted for a bench trial with a directive verdict. A judge heard oral arguments before granting an acquittal of the charges.

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