Visiting judge dismisses obstruction case against woman whose boyfriend was acquitted of murder. Reported by Stephanie Warsmith. The answer to the question of whether someone can be prosecuted for obstructing justice when the person they are accused of helping is acquitted is: no. Patricia Cosgrove, a visiting judge in Summit County Common Pleas Court, dismissed obstruction charges against Akiria Taylor Monday afternoon. Antonio Parra, Taylor’s boyfriend, was found not guilty of murder for a January 2017 shooting death in Barberton. “Obstruction flows from the assistance or conduct in reference to the murder charge,” Cosgrove said. “Parra was found not guilty by a jury. Hence, there’s nothing to obstruct.”