Georgia prosecutor drops charges in 2017 triple slaying

Crime & Safety

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped murder charges against a man jailed since 2017 in the slayings of a Brunswick couple and their grandson.

Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Keith Higgins says there was insufficient evidence to try Roger Lee Owens after a witness’s story changed and a knife police initially said Owens dropped was later found to have belonged to one of the victims.

Owens was charged with murder a few months after Carson and Vondell Holliman were found fatally shot inside their home along with their adult grandson, Christopher Holliman.

Police suspected they were victims of a botched home invasion.

Owens was released from jail Friday.

His attorneys did not immediately return phone and email messages.

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