Jury Returns Verdict in Gabriel Contreras Murder Case

A Hall County jury returned a not guilty verdict yesterday in the first-degree murder trial of 21-year-old Gabriel Contreras. Contreras was charged with murder, assault and two counts of weapons use for a January shooting at a Grand Island Bar. Twenty-six-year-old Jose Godina was killed in the shooting and 26-year Jose Paz was wounded. The jury of nine women and three men found Contreras not guilty on all four counts.