Murder charges are dropped against a Phenix City man after the lead investigator dies.
Antonio King was charged with the 2011 shooting death of 35-year old Timothy Turman.
The Russell County District Attorney says King's case was only one of dozens that were dismissed due to the Lead Investigator Officer, Daniel Davis dying in 2013.
But King's case is the only Class A felony, the other cases that were dismissed were misdemeanors and if the suspects did not have other charges they were released from jail.
"A number of cases, not just this case. Actually dozens of cases that officer Davis was directly involved in that we were forced to dismiss, says Russell County District Attorney, Ken Davis.
Davis says if new evidence can be gathered against Antonio King in the 2011 homicide than they will proceed with taking him to trial.
He still remains in custody on federal charges of being a convicted felon with a firearm.
He also faces capitol murder for another homicide that was committed three years after Turmans.