Prosecutors drops charges against 2013 murder suspect - KMOV.com

Prosecutors drops charges against 2013 murder suspect

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The case against Lorenzo Milton, 23, was closed after prosecutors say a key witness was unable to be secured for testimony. The case against Lorenzo Milton, 23, was closed after prosecutors say a key witness was unable to be secured for testimony.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – St. Louis prosecutors have dropped murder charges against a man suspected of killing a former catering director for the Chase Park Plaza.

The case against Lorenzo Milton, 23, was closed after prosecutors say a key witness was unable to be secured for testimony.

Milton was accused of fatally shooting John Paulsen, 48, during a 2013 robbery in the Bevo Mill neighborhood.

In 2014, Milton was brought to trail, but it resulted in a hung jury.

Last July, the Circuit Attorney's Office dismissed charges against Ronald Milton for witness tampering and unlawful use of a weapon in the case.

The Circuit Attorney's Office said Paulsen's murder case is still open and anyone with information is urged to contact police or notify CrimeStoppers.

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