Man cleared in stinky feet stabbing

Feb. 11, 2013 at 2:43 PM

AUGUSTA, Ga., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A Georgia man alleged to have cut a roommate for complaining about his foot odor was acquitted at the close of a bench trial.

Crawford Jackson, 62, of Augusta, was acquitted of charges of aggravated assault and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime Wednesday by Richmond County Superior Court Judge J. David Roper, who said the knife does not appear to have been used as a deadly weapon in the June 11 incident, the Augusta Chronicle reported Monday.

Darryl Harris, the alleged victim, testified Jackson became angry when Harris complained about the man's foot odor and poked him repeatedly in the stomach with the blunt end of a pocket knife, breaking the skin.

Jackson was previously acquitted in May 2009 of a murder charge. He was accused of killing Phillip Wallis Scott, 51, who died two days after Jackson stabbed him in the stomach in 2008. Jackson successfully argued the incident was self-defense.

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