Chicago man acquitted in fatal shooting.
Judge rules shooting self-defense.
Few people realize that you may waive your right to jury trial, and in many cases, it's the right call. I can't remember the last time I heard of someone who wasn't a police officer doing so.
According to testimony in the bench trial, Fullilove had been celebrating the Super Bowl victory by the New Orleans Saints and was extremely intoxicated when he approached Mayfield and his two daughters -- 15 and 11 -- and their young friend as they waited for a bus at 6114 S. King Dr.
When Fullilove offered to sell drugs to those at the bus stop, Mayfield told him, “We’re just trying to get home -– we’re not with that,” according to testimony. After Fullilove became aggressive, Mayfield showed him the gun and said, “I’ll use it.”
Fullilove walked away but came back moments later and was captured on a city surveillance camera swinging his fists at Mayfield and chasing him. At one point, the eldest daughter got in between the men and said, “Leave my daddy alone.” Mayfield then pulled out the gun and fired once from about three feet away, according to testimony.