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COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA– After a short deliberation, a Pottawattamie County jury has found Jason Carter not guilty of murdering his mother Shirley Carter.

Shirley was found dead in her Lacona home in June of 2015.

Law enforcement in Marion County charged Jason with first degree murder in Shirley’s death last year, after he lost a wrongful death lawsuit filed by his father Bill Carter.

Jason’s criminal trial started with jury slection Tuesday, March 5th.