Stamford man found not guilty in pedestrian's death

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A Stamford man has been found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter after hitting a pedestrian with his work truck last year.

Police say George Christiansen was making a legal right turn at a red light when he struck Lynette Wagner as she was crossing the street. They say Wagner was walking in the pedestrian crosswalk but against the pedestrian signal.

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The trial was decided by a judge, who ruled that the state did not prove that Christiansen acted recklessly.

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