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Charges dropped against man in death of rape fugitive

In a sudden turn of events, a high-profile murder case against an Orange County man accused of killing an accused rape fugitive has been dropped. David Carlson was arrested last year after fatally

News 12 Staff

Nov 7, 2014, 3:57 AM

Updated 3,545 days ago

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In a sudden turn of events, a high-profile murder case against an Orange County man accused of killing an accused rape fugitive has been dropped.
David Carlson was arrested last year after fatally shooting Norris Accosta-Sanchez, an accused rapist, in the head with a 12-gauge shotgun. His defense maintained that he was trying to help police.
On Thursday, an Orange County judge threw out the year-old case after evidence surfaced that state police testimony did not include the 41-year-old's recorded statements that he shot Norris Accosta-Sanchez, who had escaped police capture, out of self-defense.
Despite the decision, Carlson's legal troubles may not be over. His defense says the judge's decision could be appealed and that other charges could still be filed against him.
 


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