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Bus-stop builder not guilty of electrocuting 12-year-old

MIAMI (AP) — Eller Media Co. was found not guilty of manslaughter in the electrocution of a 12-year-old boy at a bus shelter built by the company.

The acquittal also cleared Victor Garcia, 39, an unlicensed electrician who wired the shelter for Eller.

Prosecutors said Jorge Luis Cabrera was electrocuted when he stepped on a conduit pipe at the bus stop.

But Eller Media attorney Roy Black argued that the boy was likely hit by lightning the rainy night of his death in 1998.