- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A northern New Jersey man charged in the killing a 17-year-old girl last year during an attempted iPhone robbery is set to go free.

NJ.com reports (https://bit.ly/1KmAHxN ) Essex County prosecutors dropped murder and related charges against 32-year-old Andre Fields earlier this month. Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Fennelly didn’t say why the charges were dismissed.

Fields had been charged in the killing of Cheyanne Bond in June 2014. Prosecutors had said Fields and another person approached Bond and a friend in Newark and attempted to rob them of an iPhone. Bond and the friend were shot, but the friend survived.

Court records show Fields remains in custody on outstanding traffic violations. It’s unclear when he’ll be released.

No other arrests have been made and authorities are still investigating the case.

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Information from: NJ.com, https://www.nj.com

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