Judge: Not enough evidence for Rock Hill murder charge

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 21 at 10:32 AM

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) -- A judge says there isn't enough evidence to charge a woman with murder in the stabbing death of a Rock Hill man.  

 
The Herald of Rock Hill reports (http://bit.ly/Se4les) that a magistrate said Tuesday there was probable cause to charge 40-year-old Alicia Johnson with voluntary manslaughter instead.  
 
Johnson was arrested in September in the death of 54-year-old Anthony Davis. Authorities said she killed Davis with a pair of scissors, then left his nude, bloodied body in the breezeway of an apartment.  
 
Johnson's attorney says she acted in self-defense. Police and prosecutors have said Davis demanded sexual favors in return for drugs, then attacked Johnson when she stalled.  
 
Prosecutors could still ask a grand jury to consider a murder indictment against Johnson, who is being held without bond.

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