MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A man recently charged with murder is back on the streets, all because a witness did not show up for court, twice.
Right now, murder charges have been dropped against two suspects accused of killing a young mother in a McDonald’s drive-thru. The homicide happened on September 29 in Whitehaven.
Roughly a month later, police arrested Joseph and Jonathan Hamilton.
Tamika Coleman, a young mother, was rushed to the hospital, along with her boyfriend. He survived, but she did not.
Police spent weeks trying to identify suspects. Eventually they found the car that was caught on camera. It had been spray painted according to the affidavit, and it was parked behind a home where Jonathan Hamilton was the leaseholder.
Police said Tamika’s boyfriend, who was also shot, identified the two men as the shooters.
They were arrested and charged with first-degree murder.
Thursday though, the case was disposed. The court website said it was “dismissed due to lack of prosecution.”
Jonathan Hamilton is now out of