- Associated Press - Friday, February 12, 2016

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The Stillwater County attorney has filed a motion to dismiss a negligent homicide charge filed in the July 2013 death of an Absarokee man.

County Attorney Nancy Rhode said she could not find a witness who could positively say defendant Michael Thomas Holtz was driving his car when it struck and killed 27-year-old Forest Dana in an alley.

Attorney Cammi Woodward told The Billings Gazette (http://bit.ly/20QzlaF ) on Friday that an private investigator uncovered evidence indicating it was highly improbable Holtz was driving the car when Dana was struck.

Prosecutors said Dana’s DNA was found on Holtz’s car.

District Judge Blair Jones had not yet signed the motion. Rhode reserved the right to re-file the charge if new evidence is discovered.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com

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