BINGHAMTON, NY – A Binghamton man has been acquitted of manslaughter charges by a Broome County Jury.
43 year-old Miguel Manchion and another man were accused of assaulting 51 year-old Lazar Jones at a home on Pine Street in Binghamton in March of 2018.
Prosecutors said that Manchion struck Jones with a glass mug.
Binghamton Police found Jones unresponsive on the front porch.
He later died at the hospital.
Manchion’s defense attorney Ben Bergman successfully argued that he was acting in self-defense.
Manchion could have faced up to 25 years in prison if found guilty.