‘NOT GUILTY:’ Jury decides fate of California Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula

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A jury on Thursday found California Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula not guilty in the child abuse case against him.

The case was officially handed to the jury on Wednesday.

The jury spent most of Wednesday listening to Fresno County Prosecutor Steve Wright and Arambula’s defense lawyer Michael Aed deliver their closing arguments. 

Wright told the jury, this trial was not Arambula spanking his daughter but about the bruise, the alleged victim received that December night. 

He painted Arambula as a man with two personalities, a loving family man in public but when he’s alone with his children he lashes out at them. 

Arambula’s defense attorney Michael Aed fighting back telling the jury he was insulted the prosecutor would characterize his client as a monster. 

He said the criminal justice system is flawed, and anyone could face the same charge as his client. 

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