Murder charge dropped in Alabama shooting death
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed a murder charge against an Alabama man in a shooting death last year.
Al. com reports the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office on Monday asked a judge to dismiss the case against 36-year-old Anthony Lanard Carter II of Fairfield.
Carter has been charged with murder in the October 2017 death of 33-year-old DeAngelo Martezes Cain.
Carter was scheduled for trial this week, but prosecutors told the judge they were unable to locate a necessary witness. Jefferson County Circuit Judge Tracie Todd agreed to drop the charge.
Defense attorney Scott Linton said he was prepared to show that Carter acted in self-defense.
Birmingham police found Cain dead at a motel. Capt. Sean Edwards said both men were staying at the motel at the time of the shooting.
Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews