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Friday, January 25, 2008

DA Set To Drop Case Against Tim Masters

Thank goodness. There is also a probe starting against the cop who built the case around Tim in the first place. He has been out of town for the past couple of weeks but Ken Buck, the DA in Greeley is getting ready to start investigations. Read the article by clicking here.
By Miles Moffeit

Larimer County District Attorney Larry Abrahamson has decided to dismiss murder charges against Tim Masters and could make an announcement as soon as today, according to sources close to his inquiry.

"They're going to move pretty quickly on dismissing it," said one source familiar with discussions. As of 4 p.m. Thursday, Abrahamson's office said he was not prepared to release a decision in the case.

Experiencing his second full day of freedom Thursday, Masters remained optimistic but guarded: "We'll see when it happens."

Once the decision to scuttle charges against Masters is formally approved by a judge, Masters would become the first convict in Colorado to be exonerated by DNA evidence. During the past three days, he has ensconced himself with relatives as dozens of donations and other offers of help have flowed to him personally and through the law firm handling his case, Collins, Liu, Lyons LLP.

The Denver Post