|Published:||Jul 20, 2012 5:30 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 20, 2012 5:54 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS-Fla.- A Lee County grand jury decided today there was not enough evidence to charge Eddie Leonard and Dejerion Stewart for the June 28th shooting death of chinese deliverman Zhi Wei Huang.
Fort Myers Police Chief Doug Baker said he did not expect this.
"It is a extremely disturbing when you have two people and information and statements that have put them there," said Chief Baker.
The grand jury says there was no forensic evidence such as dna or fingerprints available that link them to the murder.
Chief Baker said that means there's more work to be done on his end.
"I hope in the immediate future we will make a secondary arrest where we will charge these individulas with additional evidence," Chief Baker said.
Shortly after the murder, Leonard admitted to police he lied several times during his statement as he kept changing his story. Leonard had said Stewart planned to rob and shoot the Tung Hing delivery man.
The victim's family would not comment on the grand jury's decision.
The Leonard family was not home when we tried to get an interview with them.
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