Judge files order to dismiss murder charges against Washington Co. deputies in Taser death

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – Just two weeks before their trial was set to begin, three former Washington County Deputies have had the judge file order to dismiss their charges on the basis that they acted in self-defense.

Michael Howell, Rhett Scott and Henry Copeland originally faced murder charges for the death of Eurie Martin. He was tased and later died after being taken into custody in 2017.

Middle Georgia Judicial Circuit District Attorney Hayward Altman has stated that he plans to appeal the ruling with the State Supreme Court.

Count on NewsChannel 6 for more details as they become available.

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