GOSHEN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A jury has acquitted an Orange County man of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the death of a fugitive in 2013.

David Carlson, 48, was facing charges for killing Norris Acosta-Sanchez, an accused rapist.

Acosta-Sanchez had evaded police twice when he wandered onto Carlson’s property just outside of Port Jervis.

Carlson claims he shot Acosta-Sanchez in self-defense.

He won an appeal after originally being convicted and sentenced to five years in prison for manslaughter.

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