published Monday, February 25th, 2013

Charges dropped in Wilcox Boulevard homicide

Prosecutors had to drop homicide charges today in a September shooting on a Wilcox Boulevard shooting when a witness failed to show for the hearing.

Prosecutors Bret Alexander and Neal Pinkston subpoenaed Jessica Little, who told police that Marcus Boston admitted to shooting Quincy Bell on Sept. 22, 2012 while driving in the 3800-block of Wilcox Boulevard.

Little is in Florida but hasn't returned for multiple hearings.

Prosecutors can file charges again if they bring witnesses or evidence.

For more see tomorrow's Times Free Press.

about Todd South...

Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...

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