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Second bouncer accused in GSU student's New Orleans death acquitted
Levon Jones - photo by FILE
    A second bouncer accused of playing a part in a Georgia Southern University student's death at a New Orleans bar New Year's Eve, 2004, was acquitted Thursday.
    Levon Jones, 26, was in New Orleans for a flag football tournament. He died after four bouncers restrained him during a scuffle over Jones' friends being banned from Razzoo Bar and Patio because they did not meet dress code.
    Prosecution will proceed against the remaining defendants, said Nayita Wilson, spokeswoman for District Attorney Bobby Freeman. Two other bouncers, Brandon Vicknair and Matthew Taylor, also charged in Jones' death, face a hearing Monday.
    Arthur Irons, the first of the four bouncers said to have "squeezed the life" from Jones at the bar on Bourbon Street, , was acquitted in April on a 10-2 vote.
        Jurors in Baton Rouge, LA, where the second trial was held Thursday, deliberated 2 1/2 hours before acquitting Clay Montz of Metairie of manslaughter.
    At least 10 of the 12 jurors had to agree for a verdict. Trial was moved to Baton Rouge because of publicity about the case.
    Jones’ family wouldn’t comment as they left court after the 11-1 verdict.
    Jones died face-down on the sidewalk outside the karaoke bar with the four bouncers pinning him.  A coroner's report listed Jones as dying from asphyxiation and classified the death as homicide.
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