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NSW man acquitted of murder after shooting neighbour dead as barking dog row escalated

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A young man who fatally shot his ice-fuelled neighbour wielding a pickaxe handle acted “reasonably” in self-defence and has been found not guilty of murder.

Justice Stephen Rothman also found Nathan Joseph Price not guilty of Jesse Herridge’s unlawful killing on June 24, 2019.

The 20-year-old dressed in full PPE gear for most of his trial after contracting COVID-19 in Parklea prison wiped away tears as his verdict was read out in the NSW Supreme Court on Monday.

Price genuinely believed…



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