All remaining charges against Ron Killings dismissed

All remaining charges against Ron Killings dismissed (Image 1)
All remaining charges against Ron Killings dismissed (Image 1)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A judge in Murfreesboro on Friday morning dismissed all remaining charges against former Detective Sgt. Ron Killings, according to the Daily News Journal.

The charges against Killings included tampering with evidence and filing a false police report after investigators said he disposed of at least one liquor bottle after a crash in July 2008 in which he hit and killed 11-year-old Lakeisha White.

White lived in Hopkinsville, Kentucky and was in Murfreesboro visiting family when she was killed.

Killings was charged with reckless homicide but found not guilty in a trial earlier this year.
 
Judge Royce Taylor ruled Friday that there was “no criminal episode” because of the earlier not guilty verdict, which an out-of-town jury heard.

“What Mr. Killings did after the crash is not relevant,” Taylor ruled.  “It was not relevant what Mr. Killings had in the back of his car or what he did after the crash.  What he did was not material.”

Killings refused comment following the dismissal of his remaining charges.

*The Daily News Journal contributed to this report.

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