Two acquittals and a hung jury were the results of jury deliberations Monday in the murder trial of two Bayview-Hunters Point men standing trial for their alleged part in two killings from 2010 and 2013, according to the District Attorney’s Office and defense lawyers.
Antonio Bowers was acquitted on all counts for his alleged part in a 2010 killing, while the jury was hung on murder charges for that same killing filed against his co-defendant Joshua Pittman. The jury acquitted Pittman, who was found guilty on charges related to dissuading a witness, for his alleged part in a second murder.
Pittman and Bowers were charged collectively with 15 felony counts, most solely against Pittman.
Bowers was acquitted of murder charges related to the 2010 death of Deon Jackson. The jury was hung on murder charges against Pittman in that same killing, but Pittman was acquitted on charges related to the 2013 death of Otto Brown.
Brown, 30, was shot and killed June 30, 2013, on the same Hunters Point block where Jackson was gunned down three years earlier.
Prosecutors argued that Pittman, Bowers and David Hall — who was killed in 2013 — plotted to kill Jackson by luring him in front of an apartment complex in the 700 block of Kirkwood Avenue in Hunters Point on Nov. 4, 2010.
Pittman and Bowers are both documented members of the Big Block/HRD gang, according to police.