- Associated Press - Saturday, November 22, 2014

TROY, Ala. (AP) - Charges have been dropped against a Troy man who had been facing a new trial for the rapes of two women after his earlier convictions in the case were overturned.

Multiple news agencies reported charges against Andre Lamon Ellis were dismissed Thursday. Assistant District Attorney Chris Kaminiski tells the Troy Messenger the situation is unfortunate and the decision was made only after speaking with everyone involved.

Ellis was convicted in 2013 of raping two women on the same day in March 2012. That was overturned after a Pike County judge determined prosecutors failed to share evidence relevant to the defense.

Ellis’ attorney J. Carlton Taylor says his client is elated about the decision, adding “justice has finally prevailed in this case.”

Ellis remains in prison on an unrelated theft conviction.

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