DE­FENSE: MAN­AGER DIDN’T MEAN TO KILL COOK AMID YELP FIGHT

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Hart­ford — A Con­necti­cut restau­rant man­ager charged with fa­tally shoot­ing a cook dur­ing an argument about a neg­a­tive Yelp re­view says the killing wasn’t in­ten­tional.

James Goolsby is charged with mur­der in the Dec. 30 killing of Nor­ris Jack­son, who was shot four times in­side the Bon­chon Chicken restau­rant in Manch­ester.

An­other cook at the restau­rant tes­ti­fied Tuesday that Jack­son came to his de­fense when Goolsby got up­set about a neg­a­tive on­line re­view of the restau­rant.

The cook said Jack­son ap­peared ready to fight but did not ac­tu­ally touch Goolsby be­fore Goolsby opened fire.

The Jour­nal In­quirer re­ports that Goolsby’s at­tor­ney ac­knowl­edged his client was the shooter, but said he did not in­tend to kill Jack­son. Goolsby said in a writ­ten state­ment that “ev­ery­thing got out of con­trol.”

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