PANAMA CITY, Fla. (Court TV) A Florida jury found eight former boot camp employees not guilty of causing the death of a juvenile offender in their care.
The panel of four women and two men deliberated just two hours and 11 minutes before reaching their verdict in the trial of seven drill instructors and a nurse accused in the death of 14-year-old Martin Lee Anderson.
Former drill instructors Henry Dickens, Patrick Garrett, Raymond Hauck, Charles Helms Jr., Henry McFadden Jr., Charles Enfinger, Joseph Walsh and nurse Kristin Schmidt could have faced up to 30 years in prison if they had been convicted of aggravated manslaughter for the teen's death.
The altercation, which occurred after Anderson refused to complete a mandatory fitness run, was captured on surveillance cameras at the Bay County Sheriff's Department Juvenile Boot Camp. The camp was closed a few months after the teen's death.
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