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Murder charge dropped in Md. store slaying

Tuesday - 8/21/2012, 9:02pm  ET

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Prosecutors have dropped nine charges, including first- degree murder, against a Glen Burnie teenager in a fatal shooting during a botched robbery of a convenience store.

The Capital of Annapolis ( http://bit.ly/OX4yUX) reports that prosecutors said Tuesday that they lacked physical evidence in the case against 19-year-old Shawn Johnson in the 2010 slaying of 48-year-old Youssef Attia at a 7-Eleven in Glen Burnie.

Earlier this month, Johnson was sentenced to 50 years in prison for his involvement in the armed robbery of Mr. Wings & Pizza that led to the death of 20-year-old Misael Flores.

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Information from: The Capital of Annapolis, Md., http://capitalgazette.com


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