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Federal Way homicide suspect freed from jail
King County prosecutors dismissed charges against Glenn C. Proctor, 21, formerly accused of second-degree murder of a woman shot to death at the Federal Way Transit Center in January 2008.
Proctor, who was held in King County Jail for nearly a year, has been freed from jail. His trial for the murder of 38-year-old Darrel Miller, who died of a gunshot wound, was scheduled to begin this coming Tuesday, Jan. 20. Charges were dropped when an expert, hired by Proctor's attorney to evaluate a video of the shooting, established the shooter seen on the tape was not Proctor.
"On Dec. 10, we were able to review information provided by the defense and it led us to the conclusion that Proctor is not a suspect in this crime," said Dan Donohoe, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office spokesman.
Proctor turned himself in to Federal Way police on Feb. 9, shortly after he was named a suspect in the case. He pleaded not guilty to the charges Feb. 25. Miller was not the intended target of the gunshot, according to Proctor's charging papers. Instead, a male acquaintance whom Proctor had engaged in a fight with in summer 2007 was the intended target, according to the same documents.
New information arose and the investigation is continuing, Federal Way police spokesman Raymond Bunk said.
"He was arrested at the time and at that time we had probable cause for the arrest," Bunk said.