The state dropped the case against Shawn Anthony Johnson, 19, of Glen Burnie in the death of 7-Eleven clerk Youssef Attia on Tuesday, according to The Capital.
Attia was and Johnson was one of two teens charged in the killing. Vincent Bunner, 19, of Pasadena to the murder earlier this year and was sentenced to life in prison.
According to The Capital, all nine counts against Johnson in the incident were dropped in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court on Tuesday because there was a lack of physical evidence.
Patch previously reported police arrived at the 7-Eleven store in the 7700 block of Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard at about 3:30 a.m. on Aug. 9, 2010, to find Attia suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
In December 2010, of Johnson and Bunner in connection with the murder at the 7-Eleven. The teens were already in custody after being arrested in connection to a murder at Mr. Wings & Pizza in November 2010.
Johnson was sentenced earlier this month for the November 2010 murder of Misael Flores, a patron at Mr. Wings & Pizza. In that case, theof felony murder, second-degree murder and other charges. Johnson was sentenced to life in prison, suspending all but 50 years.
Patch previously reported that on Nov. 12, 2010, Flores of Glen Burnie was shot in the upper body during an armed robbery at Mr. Wings & Pizza, in the 7600 block of Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, and transferred to Baltimore Washington Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. He would have turned 21 the next day.
In addition to Johnson and Bunner, police also charged Willie McLean of Glen Burnie, and Charles Butler of Brooklyn Park in the pizzeria incident. Butler pleaded guilty to the murder and was sentenced to 30 years. McLean is expected to enter a plea in the fall, according to The Capital.