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PEPSI OWNER CLEARED BY JURY

PEPSI OWNER CLEARED BY JURY

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The owner of a Pepsi-Cola company burst into tears after a jury cleared him of conspiring to set prices in 13 western North Carolina counties.

After seven days of trial, the U.S. District jury deliberated 3 1/2 hours Friday before exonerating James Lee Teeter and his Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Hickory.

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