Man not guilty in beating of Madina Lake musician Matthew Leone

Photo: Justin Pivec

May 4, 2012 1:37:27 PM PDT
Justin Pivec of Chicago was found not guilty Friday in a 2010 attack left a Chicago musician lying unconscious in the street.

Pivec was accused of beating Matthew Leone, a bassist in the alternative rock band Madina Lake, unconscious in the street. Police say Pivec was beating his wife in the 1300-block of West Ohio Street when Leone intervened on June 29, 2010 around 12:45 a.m.

Pivec was accused of attacking Leone and leaving him unconscious on the street. He was found not guilty by Judge Vincent Gaughan on Friday during a bench trial, according to the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.