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Shooter released; incident called self-defense
Written by Greg Ruland   
Wednesday, 05 May 2010 01:00

The Yavapai County Attorney dropped charges against a 66-year-old Cornville man involved in the shooting death of his 46-year-old neighbor, according to Dwight D’Evelyn, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office media and public relations spokesman.

The man was probably engaged in self-defense when he shot Vonda Adams to death  April 28, D’Evelyn said. He was released from Yavapai County Detention Center late Tuesday, May 4.

Prosecutors decided to drop the case  Tuesday night, May 4, after evidence, including witness interviews, indicated the shooting may have been justified, D’Evelyn said.

The Yavapai County Attorneys Office did not immediately return a telephone message requesting an interview.

Editor's Note
The name of the man was omitted from the online story due to liability issues.

 

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