|Published:||Jul 20, 2012 1:06 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 20, 2012 4:59 PM EDT|
LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Grand Jury has met and decided that the two juveniles arrested for the June murder of Zhi Wei Huang will no longer face charges, due to lack of evidence.
Eddie Leonard, 16, and Dejerion Stewart, 17, will go free.
The teens were arrested by the Fort Myers Police Department on July 1st, on Felony Murder charges after 24-year-old Huang was shot and killed.
Huang was delivering food from his family's restaurant, Tung Hing, on Fowler Street. Police say Leonard lives at that apartment where Huang delivered the food and that the two teens planned the robbery earlier in the day. But the Lee County Grand Jury returned a "No True Bill," due to a lack of forensic evidence, murder weapon or eyewitnesses to the crime.
To read the document explaining the Lee County Grand Jury's decision, click here.
Fort Myers Police Chief Douglas Baker issued the following statement in response to the Grand Jury's findings:
“I am disappointed by the decision that has been rendered by the Grand Jury. The Fort Myers Police Department will continue to investigate this heinous crime, and work in conjunction with the Office of the State Attorney to hold those accountable in this case.”
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