Watch as Shawn Butler is released from the Durham County jail on Tuesday after his first-degree murder charge was dismissed just before attorneys finished seating a jury. A court filing stated that "newly discovered information creates a reasonable doubt as to the defendant being the perpetrator of the offenses." The 19-year-old, who has an intellectual disability, was living at a group home when he was arrested and spent more than three years in jail. Casey Toth ctoth@heraldsun.com
Watch as Shawn Butler is released from the Durham County jail on Tuesday after his first-degree murder charge was dismissed just before attorneys finished seating a jury. A court filing stated that "newly discovered information creates a reasonable doubt as to the defendant being the perpetrator of the offenses." The 19-year-old, who has an intellectual disability, was living at a group home when he was arrested and spent more than three years in jail. Casey Toth ctoth@heraldsun.com

Locked up for 3 years, teen set free hours before murder trial

September 22, 2017 06:00 AM

UPDATED September 23, 2017 11:54 AM