Charges dropped against Evansville girl, 16, in homeless man’s killing
July 5, 2012 3:00PM
EVANSVILLE (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped charges against a 16-year-old girl who police said was present when a group of Evansville teenagers allegedly killed a homeless man.
A Vanderburgh County judge dismissed charges Thursday against the girl at prosecutors’ request and ordered her released from jail.
Prosecutor Nick Hermann tells the Evansville Courier & Press the decision was based on information investigators had learned in their ongoing investigation. But he said it’s still possible the teen may face charges at a later date.
Eighteen-year-old William Hurt, 19-year-old Deadra Lee Hurt and a 16-year-old boy each will face murder and other felony charges in the beating and strangling death of 54-year-old Marcus E. Golike.
The body of the homeless ex-convict was found in the Ohio River on June 17.