Murder Suspect Acquitted

Camrin Burton has been acquitted on all counts in the murder of Timothy Howell.

Howell was shot to death near 14th and Ames last summer.

Burton was arrested in the case seven weeks later, booked for First Degree Murder and Use of a Weapon to Commit a felony.

A judge found Burton not guilty of all charges after a bench trial. The decision was announced Thursday afternoon.

Judge Peter Batallion said there was, “too much uncertainty” for a finding of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in a case where the judge noted, “young, immature, drunk individuals had guns.”

A friend of the Howell family said the decision was wrong.

"He should have got charged with something," Laura Thomas said. "His mom is pretty shook up. It's a sad situation...young kids and guns and's sad."

Burton's mother screamed when she heard the verdict.

"I just kept saying God please let it be not guilty," Cory Burton said. "And then the next one was I hope they get justice for Timothy Howell and his family."

Howell’s family said they want to help find the killer.

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