An Army soldier has been acquitted of manslaughter and homicide charges in the death of a friend during a drunken game of Russian roulette.
Jurors returned not guilty verdicts today for 27-year-old Jacob Brouch. He was found guilty on a weapons misconduct charge.
He was charged in the March 2011 death of 26-year-old Michael McCloskey, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his abdomen.
Prosecutors blamed Brouch for the death for handing McCloskey a gun and a bullet for the game.
The death occurred after they went on a 36-hour drinking binge at Brouch’s home near Anchorage.