Geelong man found not guilty of murder

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A Supreme Court jury has found a Victorian man not guilty of murdering his brother but it could not reach a verdict on the charge of manslaughter.

Haig Jacob Arslanian, 40, fired two shots at his 31-year-old brother David, killing him in their Geelong home on October 5, 2020.

Haig did not deny shooting his brother but argued it was an act of self-defence because the 40-year-old was threatened and scared of his younger brother.

The Supreme Court jury on Monday found Haig Arslanian not guilty of murder but could not reach a unanimous verdict on the charge of manslaughter.

Arslanian was remanded in custody following the jury's decision.

His case will return to the Supreme Court at a future date.

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