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August 27, 1989
A federal jury in San Juan, Puerto Rico, acquitted independence activist Filiberto Ojeda Rios on all charges in connection with the shooting of an FBI agent during his arrest in 1985. Ojeda Rios, who acted as his own lawyer, claimed he acted in self-defense when he opened fire with his Uzi submachine gun, alleging the FBI agents who raided his home shooting their weapons intended to kill him. "I could reach no other conclusion," Ojeda Rios told the jury. "They tried to assassinate me."
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August 27, 1989
A federal jury in San Juan, Puerto Rico, acquitted independence activist Filiberto Ojeda Rios on all charges in connection with the shooting of an FBI agent during his arrest in 1985. Ojeda Rios, who acted as his own lawyer, claimed he acted in self-defense when he opened fire with his Uzi submachine gun, alleging the FBI agents who raided his home shooting their weapons intended to kill him. "I could reach no other conclusion," Ojeda Rios told the jury. "They tried to assassinate me."
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