Jury clears man of all charges in Rusty Mack ‘mob beating’ death

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) -- A jury has acquitted one of the four people on trial for the beating death of 21-year-old Rusty Mack.

Jonathan Guy, 20, was found not guilty Friday afternoon on all charges, including second degree murder and murder by mob.

CBS 6 was there with Guy's family Friday night as they waited for him to be released from Riverside Regional Jail. He was released a little after 8:30 p.m.

Court documents reveal Mack was hit and kicked outside of his Colonial Heights apartment by four people on Feb. 11. Mack died from his injuries on Feb. 28.

One of the alleged attackers was Mack's estranged wife, whom he had only been married to for a few months.

Both Guy and Mack’s family teared up after the verdict was read.

Mack’s mother was visibly shaken by the verdict. She told CBS 6 News' Chelsea Rarrick that she fears if Guy walks free, the three others accused in her son’s death will also be acquitted.

Guy’s mother, who also talked to Rarrick , said the evidence proved itself.

Guy’s stepbrother said this has been a very difficult time for the family, especially since Guy and Mack were cousins.

Although Mack's mother was not happy with the verdict, Guy's mother, Karen Harrah told CBS 6 that her prayers were with the family.

Stay with CBS 6 News for updates on this developing story.



    • derrick

      so you where there, you went over ALL the evidence. I’m not dismissing the fact that an individual lost their life in this horrible incident, it’s ridiculous that someone lost their life, but the jury, from what I know about the case, made the correct ruling. Hopefully the individual responsible is held accountable.

    • JoHo

      I agree with you about the legal system, but if this family wants to “blame” somebody, then blame the sorry “Prosecutor” that brought this case before it was ready for trial.

  • Dustin Cavanaugh

    “who also talked to Rarrick outside the coutr”… “court”… don’t you proof-read? Also, I said from the beginning this case may be more complex than the media made it out to be.

    • Glen

      It appears that neither proof reading nor basic grammar are pre-requisites for becoming a journalist. I can almost see the nuns reaching for rulers when they read “…whom he had only been married to a few months.” Way to set the bar high, Greg and Chelsea.

  • DontListentoDustinHesCrazy

    In my opinion Blair Dacey is the only guilty person.

    Ps. Dustin Cavanaugh: ‘complex’ isn’t an excuse for anything. When a human dies as a result of violence then someone will pay. I just don’t think it should be first 3 defendants, judging from the facts I’ve seen.

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