The case against twenty-two-year-old Asia Dontrese Moore was dismissed Friday by Judge John Ramsey Johnson; Moore had been suspected in connection to the stabbing death of her boyfriend Marvin Harvey.
“The U.S. Attorney’s Office moved to dismiss the case without prejudice after determining that there was insufficient evidence to go forward at this time,” explained spokesman Bill Miller via email on behalf of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
On July 3, 2013, Harvey, 23, was found unconscious, lying on the basement floor of a home on the 4000 block of Blaine Street Northeast. He was suffering from a stab wound to his left chest. Moore was arrested that same day and charged with first-degree murder.
According to charging documents Moore told police Harvey was punching her face and kicking her body, before she grabbed a knife from the upstairs kitchen. She told police she went back downstairs and said to Harvey, “Do not hit me, I’m not playing,” according to police.
Harvey then charged at her, and Moore swung the knife, stabbing him in the left chest, according to arrest documents.
During a preliminary hearing on July 15, 2013, defense attorney Janet Mitchell argued that the stabbing was justified and reasonable.
“If someone is hitting you and not stopping, I think it’s reasonable to push out with the weapon,” Mitchell said.