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Suspect in Cleveland triple slaying expected to be set free

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (AP) - A judge has approved dropping charges against a suspect in a triple slaying in Cleveland.

A Chattanooga newspaper reports prosecutor Steve Crump asked Special Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood to dismiss the indictment against Michael Younger in connection to the 1999 Valentine's Day slayings of Oriental "O.J" Blair, Cayci Higgins and Dawn Rogers. He was one of three charged in the case.

Younger's defense attorney, Susan Shipley, says she will be finalizing paperwork Tuesday and expects her client's release from custody. Younger's trial in 2010 ended in a mistrial.

Prosecutor Steve Crump said the dismissal will give the DA's office a chance to thoroughly review the evidence in the case before moving forward again.

Another suspect in the case is fighting his conviction. A third suspect was acquitted.

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