Murder Trial Ends In Acquittal For Local Teenager

Cedric Lilly (Jail photo)
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TEMPLE (February 27, 2014) A Bell County jury returned a not guilty verdict Wednesday afternoon in the trial of Temple teenager Cedric “Snoody” Lilly, who was charged in a November 2012 shooting that left a Temple man dead.

It took jurors in Judge Fancy H. Jezek’s 426th District Court only about 90 minutes to return the not guilty verdict in connection with the shooting death of Michael Lamar Green.

Police officers found Green, 34, lying on the floor of the front room of his home in the 400 block of South 32nd Street in Temple.

Green was shot repeatedly, police said.

Paramedics performed CPR in an unsuccessful attempt to revive Green, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lilly, 18, who was 16 at the time of the shooting, was certified to stand trial as an adult, 426th District Court records showed.

Lilly had been held in the Bell County Jail on a $100,000 bond since his arrest on Nov. 10, 2013, jail records showed.