Jury Finds Coatesville Man Not Guilty of Armed Robbery

A Chester County jury returned a verdict of not guilty on all counts in the matter of Commonwealth vs. Richard Bermudez following a two day armed robbery trial before President Judge Riley. The alleged victim of the armed robbery testified that Bermudez robbed him at gun point on a street in West Chester Borough following an argument over drugs. In returning its verdict of not guilty, the jury indicated that the credibility of the victim was substantially compromised because of numerous inconsistencies with his preliminary hearing and trial testimony. Commonwealth vs. Richard Bermudez: Chester County Court of Common Pleas