A Superior Court jury has found Benter Juella Castro, 38, not guilty of participating in a burglary at an apartment building on Navy Hill owned by the late senator Luis Crisostimo.
After deliberating for an hour Wednesday afternoon, the six jurors reached a unanimous verdict finding Castro not guilty of burglary and theft.
Attorney Bruce Berline, who served as court-appointed counsel for Castro, called only one witness during the trial.
Assistant attorneys general Margo Brown and Chemere McField called eight witnesses.
Associate Judge David A. Wiseman presided over the trial that began on Monday.
According to the Office of the Attorney General, Castro conspired with Momilani Phillip and Vincent SN. Norita to burglarize and steal a laptop and other items at one of the units of Crisostimo’s apartment on Sept. 30, 2012.
Phillip and Norita signed a plea deal with the government and pleaded guilty.