Norfolk, Va. – A Norfolk Navy sailor has been found not guilty of 2nd Degree Murder and weapons charges in a 2013 shooting death of another man.
In March of 2013, 35-year-old Casey Hardesty was shot and killed in the 6600 block of Glenoak Drive.
Joseph Clark Chatfield, then an active-duty Navy sailor, was arrested and charged with the murder later that day.
Court documents revealed that Chatfield told investigators that Casey held a railroad spike up to his throat before the shooting happened.
Chatfield’s family has maintained that they believed the shooting was in self-defense.