Lowndes County man’s murder charge dropped after 1992 homicide

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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.

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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.