Murder charges have been dropped in a 2011 shooting of a 30-year-old outside an Edmonston bar, according to an article on the Washington Post web site.
According to the article, Malik Huff, 25, pleaded guilty to a first-degree assault charge and was sentenced to five years in prison Friday.
A representative of the prosecutor said they were unable to prove responsibility in the case and weren’t seeking to charge anyone else with the murder.
He was accused of murder after a fight at the Surf Club Live nightclub turned deadly. Thirty-year-old Philip Watson died at a local hospital from multiple gunshot wounds.
Huff was arrested last May by Prince George’s County officials and was originally facing one count of first-degree murder, one county of second-degree murder, one count of first-degree assault, one count of second-degree assault, one count of manslaughter and one count of felony use of a handgun. He could have received up a sentence of life in prison, but with the plea agreement avoided both prosecution on obstruction charges as well.
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