Former DeKalb County police officer not guilty of murdering veteran
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A jury has found the former DeKalb County police officer who shot and killed Afghan war veteran Anthony Hill not guilty of felony murder.
After six days of deliberations, the jury found Robert Olsen guilty of charges of aggravated assault, two counts of violation of oath, and making a false statement, but not guilty in two counts of felony murder.
Hill was unarmed and naked when Olsen shot and killed him in March of 2015 while responding to multiple 911 calls at the Chamblee apartment complex.
Last week the jury told the judge they agree on some, but not all, of the charges against Olsen. Olsen's wife left the courtroom in tears during the verdict.
Investigators said Hill suffered from PTSD and bipolar disorder.
Prosecutors argued Olsen used excessive force and should have used his baton or Taser, but defense attorneys said he acted in self-defense, fearing for his life.
While the prosecution asked for Olsen to be sentenced and placed into custody immediately, the judge in the case decided to allow Olsen to remain out on bond with sentencing planned for Nov. 1.
During that time, Olsen will be fitted for an ankle monitor and be given a curfew.