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Wilfredo Rodriguez-Claudio, accused killer, acquitted of most serious charges

By Kevin Fitzsimmons, Web Producer
Published On: Oct 04 2013 04:41:38 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 04 2013 05:01:18 PM CDT

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READING, Pa. -

A man charged with first and third degree murder in Reading has been acquitted of nearly all charges against him.

A judge acquitted Wilfredo Rodriguez-Claudio of the murder charges.

Rodriguez-Claudio was on trial for the shooting deaths of Efrain Lopez Collazo and Geovanie Collazo Rosa.

The two men were killed and a third person was hurt when shots rang out in the 300 block of Pear Street in January of last year.

A jury acquitted Rodriguez-Claudio on the remaining charges, except for possessing a firearm.

Another man charged in the deadly shooting, Juan Carlos-Claudio, is due in court next week.