Murder charge dismissed against man now in vegetative state

The Associated Press and KOCO - February 5, 2017 12:02 pm

Murder charge dismissed against man now in vegetative state
(Information from: KOCO-TV, http://www.koco.com)
SAYRE, Okla. (AP) – Murder and other charges in Oklahoma have been dismissed against a Nevada man who was beaten while in jail after his arrest.
Beckham County District Attorney Angela Marsee asked to dismiss the charges against 54-year-old Russell Dumlao of Reno in January, writing that Dumlao has traumatic brain injury and a poor prognosis for recovery. Marsee wrote that the charges would be refiled if Dumlao’s condition improves.
Dumlao was arrested on a first-degree murder complaint for the November death of Jerry Essary, whose burned body was found inside his burning home near Sayre, about 120 miles west of Oklahoma City. Dumlao faced additional charges of arson, kidnapping and a weapons charge.
Investigators say Dumlao was assaulted in jail in Dec. 8 and has remained in a coma since.

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