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.
Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com