Prosecutor seeks to drop 1 charge against boy charged with murder

Other News Materials 22 November 2008 07:47 (UTC +04:00)

An Arizona prosecutor Friday filed to dismiss one of two murder charges against an 8-year-old boy suspected in the shooting deaths of his father and another man, CNN reported.

Apache County Attorney Criss Candelaria filed a one-paragraph motion in juvenile court to drop the murder charge against the boy in the death of his father. The filing gave no reason for the dismissal request, saying only "The state believes the interest of justice will be served by such a dismissal."

Phone calls to Candelaria by CNN were not returned Friday. The judge in the case has issued a gag order preventing all parties from discussing it.