One year after a deadly shooting on Rose Street in La Crosse, prosecutors are back to having no suspects in custody.
Charges have now been dismissed against the two men who had been arrested for the murder of Ernest Knox last January 8th. Assistant district attorney Nick Passe says the case against Karvel Freeman and Nelson Brown had been based heavily on testimony from one witness. Then, conflicting evidence turned up.
“We went back to speak to that key witness,” said Passe. “Again, there were discrepancies between the first story and the second story that that witness told us, and both of those stories had discrepancies with the physical evidence.”
Freeman was scheduled to be tried in February. No trial had been set for Brown.