Murder charges dropped; suspect released


MACON COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — There are new developments in an August murder in Decatur. Charges have been dropped against Ray James. He was originally arrested for stabbing 24-year old Cody Drew to death.

The state’s attorney confirms the charges have been dropped and James has been released from custody, but could not disclose the reason. He said the investigation is ongoing.

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