Murder charges dropped in city killing after man proves alibi

Police say 2 witnesses had identified suspect as shooter in July incident

September 02, 2010|By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

Murder charges filed against a Prince George's County man were dropped last month by Baltimore prosecutors after he was able to produce an alibi, officials said.

City police charged Ronnie Jacobs, 24, of Lanham in a July 22 double shooting in the 4200 block of 10th St. that killed Curtis Williams. Anthony Guglielmi, a police spokesman, said detectives had two witnesses that positively identified Jacobs as the shooter. Williams was the boyfriend of Jacobs' ex-girlfriend, Guglielmi said.

However, Jacobs was able to prove that he was at work at the time of the incident, officials said, and prosecutors dropped the charges Aug. 5.

Jacobs still faces a possible violation of the probation he received after ignoring a protective order last year, and records show he is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail in connection with that charge.

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