Jury finds man not guilty in rape case
by Jessica Loeding
Mar 22, 2013 | 1900 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A man on trial for rape in Bartow County Superior Court this week was found not guilty Thursday.

“James Timothy Boyd was found not guilty of all 15 counts of rape and other sexual offenses. We are all very happy with the result. Mr. Boyd, who had been held in the Bartow county jail since last July, was immediately released by Judge David Smith,” Attorney Tony Perrotta said in an email.

Boyd had been charged after a woman claimed he took cellphone pictures and video of her in sexual situations while she was asleep or passed out.

In Judge Carey Nelson’s courtroom, the jury returned a mixed verdict in the case of Chalon Trevor Furtado.

Furtado was charged in connection with the death of 26-year-old Christopher David Danko. Furtado was allegedly driving a pickup truck along Connesena Road in Kingston in late August 2011 when he lost control. The truck overturned, rolling onto Danko, who had been riding in the bed of the truck.

District Attorney Rosemary Greene said the jury found Furtado guilty of homicide by vehicle in the second degree, guilty of driving under the influence and guilty of failure to maintain lane. He was found not guilty on a second count of driving under the influence.

He will be sentenced in April.

Also in Nelson’s courtroom, a jury found Mark Alan Howell not guilty of simple battery under the Family Violence Act, Greene said.