Thomas Otis Hawkins, center, was still absorbing his acquittal after leaving his trial Wednesday afternoon in U.S. District Court on felony gun sale charges. His family, there to support him, includes, from left, wife Opel Hawkins, sister Angela (who did not want her last name used), mother Willie Hawkins and attorney Michael Hester.
Thomas Otis Hawkins, center, was still absorbing his acquittal after leaving his trial Wednesday afternoon in U.S. District Court on felony gun sale charges. His family, there to support him, includes, from left, wife Opel Hawkins, sister Angela (who did not want her last name used), mother Willie Hawkins and attorney Michael Hester. Anita Lee calee@sunherald.com
Thomas Otis Hawkins, center, was still absorbing his acquittal after leaving his trial Wednesday afternoon in U.S. District Court on felony gun sale charges. His family, there to support him, includes, from left, wife Opel Hawkins, sister Angela (who did not want her last name used), mother Willie Hawkins and attorney Michael Hester. Anita Lee calee@sunherald.com

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