Three men facing a murder charge in a July 2009 shooting either had the charge dropped or dismissed by a Muscogee County grand jury on Tuesday.
Carlos Brown, 25, Kubiat Ekperikpe, 34, and Clarence Demarcus Mahone, 24, faced charges in the July 19 shooting death of Maurice Hollis, 24.
Brown, Ekperikpe and Hollis allegedly approached Mahone’s Greystone at Main Street Apartments home, 6400 Main St., early that morning with the intent to rob. Shots were fired, and Hollis died from a gunshot fired by Mahone, said Assistant District Attorney Wesley Lambertus.
A Georgia Supreme Court case exempts Brown and Ekperikpe from being charged with murder, Lambertus said. Mahone, who could have been indicted by the grand jury, instead had that charge dismissed.
Brown and Ekperikpe were indicted on charges of attempted armed robbery, aggravated assault with the intent to rob, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, the prosecutor said.
Mahone was indicted on charges of theft by receiving stolen property and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Lambertus said.