Former Cape Girardeau school teacher found not guilty of assault

Roman Smith (Source: Cape Girardeau County SO)
Roman Smith (Source: Cape Girardeau County SO)

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - A former Cape Girardeauteacher was  found not guilty Friday of assaulting a student.

Roman Smith, whotaught science at Cape Central High School, was charged with a January assaultdowntown.

He was accusedof choking a teen until he passed out.

Smith called ita "play fight."

According to theCape County Prosecuting Attorney's Office the state presented three witnesses,and smith testified in his own defense.

Again the verdict is not guilty.

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