Murder charge dropped against Rock Hill man

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ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a murder charge against a Rock Hill man arrested in a shooting death.

The Herald of Rock Hill reports (http://bit.ly/KCTAvV) that prosecutors declined to say Tuesday what evidence prompted the dismissal of the charge against 47-year-old Harvey McKee.

He was arrested last month and charged in the April shooting death of 31-year-old Jamar Ferguson.

Ferguson had been shot four times when police found him lying in a road. He died at a hospital.

Deputy solicitor Willy Thompson said prosecutors could restore the charge if new evidence comes to light.

McKee had been scheduled to have a probable cause hearing, where his attorney said he had planning to challenge what he saw as weak forensic evidence.

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Information from: The Herald, http://www.heraldonline.com

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