Real estate executive acquitted of murder

Adam Kaufman was accused of strangling his wife

MIAMI (AP) - Miami-Dade jurors have acquitted a South Florida real estate executive accused of strangling his wife.

Deliberations began Tuesday morning, and jurors had a verdict in Adam Kaufman's second-degree murder trial by that evening.

The Miami-Herald ( ) reports that Kaufman called 911 in November 2007, saying he found his wife collapsed on the bathroom floor.

Paramedics rushed Eleonora Kaufman to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Prosecutors said Adam Kaufman strangled his wife, leaving pronounced markings on her neck, burst blood vessels in her eyes and bruises on her body. No evidence for a motive was presented.

Defense attorneys said evidence was overlooked by the homicide detective and medical examiner. They said Kaufman's wife died of an undiagnosed heart disease and a fall on a magazine rack.

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