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Charges Dropped for Man Accused of 2011 Murder

The murder charges in an Apache Flats killing have been dropped.

Jose Hurtado was accused in the shooting death of Francisco Navarro at Apache Manor Trailer Park in 2011. The dispute supposedly started over a loud truck muffler.

Cole County Prosecutor Mark Richardson says the dropped charges involve a witness in the case. He adds he could re-file the murder allegations at a later date.

Co-defendant Rafael Fuentes saw his murder charges dismissed earlier.

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