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Jurors deliberated for a day before finding a man not guilty in the slaying of his son in their Carson home earlier this year.

Anderson Edward Lyiscott was found not guilty Tuesday, after being charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his 18-year-old son, Giovanni Lyiscott, in February.

The two had been arguing on Feb. 20 when the teenager locked himself in his room, according to the prosecutor. The boy’s father reportedly armed himself with a gun, shot at the door handle to his son’s room and entered, and the two engaged in a struggle, the prosecutor said.

During the fight, the gun went off and Giovanni Lyiscott was shot in the chest, the prosecutor said. He was taken to the hospital and died.

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