- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Charges of capital murder and aggravated robbery against a North Little Rock man have been dismissed.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1ABRAPG ) that prosecutors said charges against Frankie Webb are being dropped because witnesses changed their stories and DNA evidence is inconclusive.

Webb was charged in the October 2013 shooting death of Aundrea Lamont Smith in the laundry room of a North Little Rock apartment complex.

Deputy prosecutor Kelly Ward says a witness who initially said he saw Webb go into the laundry room, then heard gunshots and saw Webb leave the room has recanted and another witness who said Webb told him he had killed a man also recanted.

Ward said DNA from the room was not sufficient for an identification and DNA from the victim’s fingernails doesn’t match Webb.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com


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