- Travis Rudolph is a former Florida State University wide receiver who played in the NFL
- Rudolph was charged with one count of first-degree premeditated murder and three counts of attempted first-degree murder last year
- He was recently found not guilty of charges related to murder and attempted murder after a year-long trial.
Why was Travis Rudolph imprisoned?
Former NFL player Travis Rudolf was declared innocent after being cleared of all charges related to a fatal shooting in 2021.
The jury reached its conclusion after less than four hours of deliberation during a two-week trial at the Palm Beach County Courthouse.
In 2021, the 27-year-old athlete was charged with murdering a man and attempting to murder three others in self-defense in a fatal shooting outside his Lake Park home.
In the meantime, he has been charged with one count of first degree murder and three counts of attempted murder, all of which have been acquitted.
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The terrible incident happened on April 7, 2021when four men arrived at Travis’ home to confront him about an alleged domestic dispute with his ex girlfriend, Dominique Jones.
To defend himself, the former NFL player pulled out a semi-automatic rifle.
According to the sheriff’s office, deputies responded to a double shooting resulting from an incident shortly after midnight on April 7 in West Palm Beach.
When they arrived, they discovered that a man had already been sent to a nearby hospital for treatment. While another person was found dead at the scene.
Is Travis Rudolph still in detention?
No, Travis came out of prison. He received a “not guilty” decision on all counts from the jury.
After the decision was made in favor of Rudolph, the former Florida State University football player remarked,
“I got my freedom back and I can get my life back. I was definitely nervous. We definitely prayed a lot.
He also expressed his gratitude to the members of the jury who came out in favor of the truth during the trial.
“I really appreciate the jury. They made the right decision. God bless them all, and I thank them for taking the time to listen to the truth.
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