Charges dismissed in shooting of Louisville mail carrier

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Federal charges accusing two brothers in connection with the shooting of a postal worker in Louisville have been dismissed.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin dismissed a Feb. 16 criminal complaint against Marcus Bennett and Eric Bennett.
Eric Bennett was accused of shooting mail carrier Da’Ron Lester during his route at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 10. The complaint alleged that Marcus Bennett was a passenger in the car from which Lester was shot. Lester survived the shooting.
The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/1R8tbZa ) reports courtroom video taken Feb. 10 shows Marcus Bennett in court for a trial between 10:22 a.m. and just before noon. A man appearing to be Eric Bennett also appears in the video starting around 11:24 a.m.
Prosecutors asked for the dismissal, saying the investigation wouldn’t be completed in the required time frame.
The charges were dismissed without prejudice, meaning prosecutors could charge either brother again.
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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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