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Joseph Biedermann fatally stabbed his Hoffman Estates neighbor 61 times last year.
On Friday, a Cook County jury acquitted him of first-degree murder, buying his claim that he was defending himself against an unwanted sexual advance, his mother confirmed Saturday.
Biedermann, 30, killed Terrance Michael Hauser, 38, early on March 5, 2008, in the Barrington Lakes apartment complex on Hassell Road, where they lived in separate units.
Originally posted by dolphinfan
reply to post by oneclickaway
No kidding. I never would have made it out of high school alive. The folks who sat on this jury should be ashamed of themselves -- or at least the ones who voted to acquit
Originally posted by jeasahtheseer
Also I never understood guys that think gay people are always hitting on them. I'm straight myself and have lived near san francisco my whole life for christ sakes and I have never been hit on! It might be because I'm always with my wife and kid, but still I've never been hit on! Maybe I'm ugly too, who knows? lol
The jury in Biedermann's case found the claim of self-defense reasonable, in spite of testimony that Biedermann never called 911 from the apartment, did not want to go to the hospital for his own injuries, and refused to call police when his girlfriend asked him to. He made no mention of any sexual assault to officers who interviewed him at the hospital.
You wake up, and the friendly neighbor is now brandishing a dagger and trying to sexually assault you.