Witness in '07 DSU shooting found

May 22, 2009 7:48:14 AM PDT
The Delaware Attorney General's Office says a witness in the fatal 2007 shooting at Delaware State University whose whereabouts were unknown for 17 months has been found. The Attorney General's Office confirmed Thursday that the witness, whose testimony was considered key to the case, had been located.

The witness gave police details that prosecutors have said in court documents could have cleared former DSU student Loyer Braden of East Orange, N.J., of fatally shooting 17-year-old Shalita Middleton of Washington, D.C.

However, charges against 20-year-old Braden were dismissed earlier this week after the witness could not be found and a judge ruled that prosecutors withheld evidence that could compromise Braden's right to a fair trial.

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Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal

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