A judge in Ohio has dropped charges against the brother of four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles, who was previously accused of the murders in late 2018.
According to the Associated Press, the prosecutor’s office could not produce sufficient evidence to support the conviction in the shooting at a New Year’s party in the city of Cleveland.
Lawyers for Tevin Biles-Thomas also noted that there were no forensic examinations that would link the accused to the murders of three people. In addition, the prosecution failed to find witnesses who would confirm the shooting of the brother of the multiple Olympic champions.
According to the publication, after the announcement of the acquittal, a scandal occurred in the courtroom. One of the women threw herself at Biles-Thomas, shouting, “You killed my baby.” The assailant was captured by sheriff’s deputies.
Tevin Biles-Thomas was arrested in 2019 on charges of manslaughter, assault, and perjury. At the time of the accusation, the brother of the Olympic champion was listed in the ranks of the armed forces of the United States of America.