Judge James F. Bass issued a directed verdict Tuesday afternoon, acquitting Gregory Brown on the charge of involuntary manslaughter.
All other counts will proceed to defense arguments after the state rested its case this morning.
The decision comes after the lead investigator in the case Monday testified the wrong policy had been used to indict the nurse.
Evidence presented in the Mathew Ajibade case reveals a major mistake by investigators.
Two former deputies and a jail nurse are on trial, and it was testimony by a GBI investigator that may be a game changer for one of the defendeants.
For months, investigators have said nurse Gregory Brown did not check on Ajibade, who was strapped into a restraint chair, every 15-minutes; but now, the lead investigator admits 15-minutes was the wrong policy.
Who gave him that information, raises serious questions about how Ajibade’s death has been investigated.
News 3’s Dave Kartunen has been in court every day since the trial started, with the latest updates.