A Hamilton County jury finds Myles Stout not guilty of second degree murder, but guilty of reckless homicide.
It took less than two hours to reach the verdict.
Stout confessed to accidentally shooting Myles Compton in March of 2011 but said he didn't realize the gun was loaded.
Stout's lawyers say the state never proved otherwise.
Hank Hill, Defense Attorney, "There was minimal proof through one witness who had a dream about it, that Mr Stout some how wracked the clip...wracked the slide on the gun. Nobody else saw that. That witness didn't say anything about that in her first two statements then she called one of the detectives and said I had a dream this is what happened and and that's not proof beyond a reasonable doubt and I'm glad the jury saw that."
We couldn't reach the prosecution for comment.
Stout will be sentenced November 5th.
He faces 2 to 4 years or a possible probationary sentence.
A Hamilton County jury decided the fate of Myles Stout.
The jury found him not guilty of second degree murder but guilty of reckless homicide.
The jury started deliberating the second degree murder trial around 9:30 this morning.
Stout is on trial for shooting Myles Compton in March of 2011 at a home in East Brainerd.
In a recorded interrogation Stout confessed to the shooting.
He said it was an accident and he didn't realize the gun was loaded.
This morning computer problems forced the jury to returned to the courtroom after around an hour and a half of deliberating.
They wanted to see the videotaped confession again.
The jury returned with a verdict sometime after Noon.