A Laramie woman charged with stabbing a former business owner in July was acquitted in Albany County District Court Friday, April 7th.

The jury ruled that the prosecution didn’t prove that Sydney King, 22, was guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of aggravated assault-bodily injury with a deadly weapon.

The trial began Wednesday, April 5th. Attorneys presented their closing arguments Thursday evening and the jury re-convened Friday morning to deliver their verdict.

Albany County District Attorney Peggy Trent said the participants in the underlying fight that resulted in King’s arrest where highly intoxicated, making it difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt what really did happen.

Trent thanked Laramie law enforcement for their quick action in the incident.

“The injuries sustained by the victim where life-threatening and I am thankful to the Laramie Police Department for their actions and diffusing a situation which could have resulted in harm to more individuals,” Trent said.

Albany County District Court Judge Tori Kricken declined to comment on the case at this time.

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