Charges Dropped In Murder Of Domino’s Pizza Driver
November 2, 2012
Charges have been dropped against the man accused of killing a West Florida graduate working as a pizza delivery driver last year.
The State Attorney’s Office said Thursday second degree murder charges were dismissed against Gary Demeatric Harrison. Harrison was accused of attacking Tyler John Hinkle, a 2010 West Florida High School graduate, outside the Domino’s Pizza at 27 North Navy Boulevard on September 24, 2011.
“There is insufficient evidence available at this time to prove the charge beyond a reasonable doubt. Two witnesses provided information to law enforcement during the investigation of this case,” the State Attorney’s Office said in a released statement. “One of these witnesses has now recanted his statement and the other has refused to cooperate and is unwilling to testify at trial. In addition, the trial court has excluded these witnesses from being used at trial.”
Court documents indicate that there was no physical evidence to link Harrison to the murder.
Harrison’s trial had been scheduled to begin Monday.