Hiram Lewis Acquitted

A Clay County jury has found Hiram Lewis not guilty. Lewis is a former U.S. Senate candidate charged with malicious wounding in a shooting incident a year ago at his home. He testified during the trial that he shot Stephen Bogart in the leg after Bogart broke into his home, but it was in self-defense. The jury found Lewis not guilty on Wednesday night. Lewis, a Republican, made an unsuccessful run for the U.S. Senate in 2006. He also made unsuccessful runs for state attorney general in 2004 and 2008.