Capital Murder Charges Dismissed Against John Lentine’s Client

Capital murder charges against one of the men charged in a two-year-old’s shooting death were dismissed Friday morning.

Joshua Isaiah Carpenter, 22, was charged with capital murder and two counts of attempted murder in the August shooting that left toddler Ron’Narius “Duke” Austin dead and two others injured. Jefferson County Circuit Judge Virginia Vinson issued an order Friday dismissing all charges.

Carpenter’s attorney John Lentine said, “We (the Carpenter family and myself) are very appreciative of the District Attorney’s office continuing thorough review of the facts of this case and its determination that there was no credible evidence to support the continued prosecution of Joshua on any of these charges. ”


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