Remaining Murder Charge Dropped in Case Against Daquan Tinker

Prosecutors dropped a charge of second-degree murder and other related charges Friday in the case against Daquan Tinker for the shooting death of Terrence Robinson, 48, on Aug. 12, 2012.

Judge Robert E. Morin declared a mistrial in the case against Tinker, 18, in October, after a jury cleared him of first-degree premeditated murder and felony murder, but convicted him of robbery while armed. Jurors were not able to reach a consensus on remaining charges, including attempted robbery and possession of a firearm.

Jurors believed Tinker was involved in a robbery just before Robinson’s death. The victim of that robbery testified that Tinker and a group of his friends robbed him moments before the shooting.

Judge Morin set sentencing for Jan. 19, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. in courtroom 215.

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