Azelle Rodney shooting: police marksman cleared of murder

Azelle Rodney's Family
Azelle Rodney’s Family

source: The Guardian
published: 3 July 2015

A former police marksman has been cleared of murdering a suspect he shot six times, a killing that the dead man’s mother said had effectively seen her son subjected to the death penalty.

Anthony Long, 58, was cleared by an Old Bailey jury of the murder of Azelle Rodney, 24, whom he shot on sight – four times in the head – in north London in 2005.

Rodney was the third suspect Long had killed in his career. Long said he fired in self-defence.

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