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UPDATE: DA asks to drop murder charge in high-profile case

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By Fatima Rahmatullah
Eyewitness News Reporter

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - A major new development in the infamous Valentine's Day murders.  Bradley County Prosecutor Steve Bebb says, he believes a fair trial for Michael Younger is impossible. A mother of one murder victim just wants justice for her daughter. 

"I want the person that killed my daughter I want them behind bars I want them to serve justice," says Becky Higgins. 

Higgins is the mother of Cayci Higgins.  She pleads for justice after hearing the Bradley County D.A.'s office wants to drop charges against Michael Younger. Younger is the last suspect to be tried in the case.   

"Our office staff met together and we went over everything and we decided this was a thing they had to do," says Prosecutor Steve Bebb.  

Bebb's motion sites actions by former trial Judge Amy Reedy and detective Duff Brumley as unfair. 

Bebb says a key witness now says Brumley coerced her into claiming that Younger confessed to the murders. 

The motion also states that 171 telephone calls were made between the detective and the judge.  For Higgins, her wounds are fresh today as they were at the time of her daughter's death.  

"All I think about is her coming down the stairs with a gun to the back of her head. That's all I think about being made to get on the floor on her knees and somebody shooting her in the back of the head," says Higgins. 

"I understand why they are upset.  I know they are hurting," says Bebb. 

Higgins says her family will call for an investigation into why the charges are dropped.  

"You don't do that you don't let them go free. Why not let them go before a jury, let the jury decide if they are guilty or not," says Higgins. 

 

[ To Read a statement from Cayci Higgins' family click here. ]

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