Prosecutors drop murder charges in Blytheville slaying

(AP) _ Prosecutors have dropped capital murder charges filed against a Blytheville man who had been accused in a December shooting death.The Blytheville Courier News reports that the charges were dropped Monday against Travis Young, who had been charged in the Dec. 19 killing of 52-year-old Dennis Moore.

Deputy prosecuting attorney Curtis Walker declined to comment on the case. But Young's attorney, Birc Morledge, tells the newspaper that a witness came forward to say that she'd misidentified Young in a photo lineup.

Morledge says police did not tell defense attorneys that the woman had recanted her statement.

Blytheville Police Chief Ross Thompson says the department will look into any errors that may have occurred during the investigation.

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