Charges dismissed in Springfield hotel shooting
Sunday, December 4, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — First-degree murder charges have been dropped against a man arrested in the shooting death of a woman at a Springfield hotel.
Defense attorneys for 48-year-old Terry Morrison suggested that someone else shot Pristina Tyner at the Home Stay Inn on Sept. 23.
The Springfield News-Leader reports (http://sgfnow.co/t0z2Y7) that a judge ruled during a preliminary hearing Friday that the case against Morrison was flawed.
A witness who was expected to identify Morrison as the killer instead gave conflicting testimony.
The charges could be refiled.
No motive has been announced in the shooting.
Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com