Thursday, April 09, 2015

Hannah Overton Update: DA Dismisses Charges

I’ve followed the Hannah Overton case here in recent years.  In a horrific miscarriage of justice, she was convicted of capital murder in the salt poisoning death of Andrew Burd, a profoundly troubled boy with eating disorders. 

The conviction was overturned last year, but Nueces County DA Mark Skurka proceeded to push for another capital murder conviction.  Now he has conceded continuing with that is not a wise course (to put it nicely).  Late yesterday came word he has dismissed charges against her.

The dismissal is without prejudice, meaning charges could be refiled should new evidence arise.  But the practical effect is that this is finally over.  Thanks be to God!

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