Judge Dismisses Murder Charges Against 3 Men

Witnesses were not cooperative.

A judge has dismissed murder charges against three men charged in a 2008 killing after a prosecutor cited a lack of forensic evidence and uncooperative witnesses.

New Haven Superior Court Judge Roland Fasano on Tuesday dropped the charges against brothers Gilbert and Pierre Galan and Tivon Edwards, who were accused of killing Christopher Senior, 25, who was shot to death in New Haven.

The New Haven Register reports that prosecutor Brian Sibley Jr. told the judge that efforts to build the case proved futile.

The three defendants had been held on $3 million bail apiece for nearly two years since their arrest. The Galans were freed Tuesday, while Edwards was sent back to prison to serve time in an unrelated weapons case.

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