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Police: Murder charge dropped in Des Moines homicide case

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Des Moines police say a suspect in a homicide earlier this month is no longer facing charges.

Police announced Tuesday that new evidence led them to drop a first-degree murder charge against 27-year-old Michael Jermaine Jacobs.

He was accused of shooting 36-year-old Sean Newman in September in a neighborhood near Drake University.

The new evidence found inconsistencies in statements from a witness but police did not release more information.

Thirty-three-year-old Whitney Davis is still charged with first-degree murder in the case.

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