Jury finds man not guilty of murder in April 2017 shooting

Jonathan Ashford, 34, killed in shooting

William Perkins
William Perkins (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A jury reached a verdict of not guilty late Monday night in the murder trial of William Perkins.

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Perkins was on trial for the April 2017 fatal shooting of 34-year-old Jonathan Ashford, the husband of Perkins’ mistress.

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Perkins admitted to firing six shots, claiming self-defense. Prosecutors, however, called it murder, saying there was no evidence Ashford ever fired a weapon.

The jury, however, found Perkins not guilty on a murder charge.

Perkins still faces a charge of felon in possession.