BARRE, Vt. – A Vermont man accused of biting off part of the groom's eyebrow at a wedding reception has been found not guilty of aggravated assault.
A jury in Barre acquitted 35-year-old Kevin Gartland on Wednesday in the June 2008 incident. Gartland got into a fight with Ryan Kessler and allegedly bit off part of his left eyebrow. Gartland said it was self defense, and a jury found him innocent after less than two hours of deliberation.
Prosecutor Aaron Toscano says he believed in the case to begin with and that he still believes in it now.