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(Memphis) A man accused of being an ax murderer walked out of jail a free man after three years behind bars.

A jury deliberated for just over four hours before finding Joshua Cline not guilty of the crime. Cline would’ve faced the death penalty had he been found guilty.

The former Marine was accused of using an ax to kill his uncle and his uncle’s girlfriend at their home near the University of Memphis. The bodies were found on Christmas Eve in 2010.

Shortly after the verdict was read, Cline’s family gathered outside 201 Poplar waiting to hear when he would be released.

Cline’s mother said he loved his uncle and would never have killed him. She says police rushed to judgement in arresting her son.

“They just automatically charged him. They didn’t give him the benefit of the doubt. They arrested him and threw him in jail when he was just coming out of a coma but my baby’s coming out and that’s all that’s important right now,” said Brenda Cline.

Cline’s release was delayed a few hours because he had to post bond for two minor unrelated charges.


  • Mallory

    U guys need to shut up and get a freaking life he is a inoccent man that lost three years of his life for a crime he didn’t commit .stop believeing everything the tv says .there was no evidence at all proving he dId it

  • Mallory

    He is the sweetest most kind person you would ever meet in your life and would never dp sucha thing so keep your negative oppinions to youryourself and we are NOT fools we just know and love hIm and know he wasn’t capiable of this

  • John

    No evidence except his confession…
    Or the fact that he was caught on tape trying to use the credit card he stole during the murder.
    Or the fact he tried to commit suicide after the drugs ran out…..
    No nothing to see here….
    He got away with murder.

  • Guilty as sin

    Sorry excuse for a human being. Murdered his uncle and his girlfriiend for a $200 unemployment check. Not to mention they had taken him in when his “loving mother” couldn’t be bothered with him because she was getting high her own self. She’s just as sorry knowing her son murdered her brother. They got it wrong. But then again, the jury didn’t know that he confessed not once but TWICE!

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