LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – A Lowndes County man’s murder charge is dropped from a 1992 homicide.
Eddie Lee Howard was sentenced to death for the rape and stabbing of Georgia Kemp.
Through several appeals, a new trial was ordered last August by the Mississippi Supreme Court.
Justices believe Dr. Michael West’s testimony that Howard bit Kemp should not have been allowed and D-N-A found at the crime scene that didn’t match Howard’s.
Howard’s charge was dismissed Thursday in Lowndes County Circuit Court.