Murder Charge Dropped in Case Against Robert Osborne

Prosecutors dismissed a charge of second-degree murder Wednesday in the case against Robert Osborne for the murder of Vincent Purvis on January 15.

According to spokesperson William Miller, there was insufficient evidence to move forward and the case is still under investigation.

Osborne was arrested ten days after Purvis’s death on suspicion of second-degree murder. He later was released on high intensity supervision on February 13 while a grand jury investigated the case.

Purvis was found suffering from multiple gun shot wounds in the 600 block of Yuma Street Southeast. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

On the day Purvis was killed, a silver Impala was seen driving in the 600 block of Yuma Street Southeast, charging documents say. Witnesses told police that someone inside the vehicle fired multiple shots at Purvis, knocking him to the ground. According to documents, when he attempted to stand, the car door opened and Purvis was shot once more and collapsed.

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