Charges Dropped in DC Cab Driver’s Death

A Southwest DC man is free Friday after a second-degree murder charge he was facing in the stabbing death of a 60-year-old cab driver was dismissed.

The man, Darryl Matthews, appeared in court Thursday. At that hearing prosecutors voluntarily dismissed the case saying that they did not indict the case.

Matthews had been in custody of the court’s High Intensity Supervision Program. He was released into the program from a Halfway House in September.

Prosecutors had been seeking an indictment in connection with the July 2012 death of Hayes Osei Dennis, who was a manager at the Gold Star Garage on Q Street Southwest. It was at the garage that Dennis was robbed and stabbed.

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