Kevin Joshua Neil acted in self defence judge rules

A 23-year-old Nova Scotia man has beaten a charge of attempted murder after he shot a man who was driving towards him.

Kevin Joshua Neil was charged with attempted murder and six other offences arising from an incident in the early morning hours of Aug. 6, 2011. He shot at Matthew Scott Barry as Barry appeared to be trying to run him down.

Neil went on trial in February. His acquittal was announced in a decision released today by Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Felix Cacchione.

h/t SM