Charges withdrawn in Norfolk homicide

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Charges against a murder suspect have been withdrawn in Norfolk.

Amanda Howie with the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office told charges against Nevlyn Williams of second degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of cocaine were withdrawn Wednesday morning.

Williams was charged in connection to the death of Ave Donte Jordan Henry-Davidson, who was found shot to death in the 3500 block of Seay Avenue Sept. 30.

“It should have been obvious from day one that the facts in this matter presented nothing more than a textbook case of self-defense,” Williams’ attorney S.W. Dawson told “This Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office should be ashamed of the way it treated this young man and Mr. Williams expects – and deserves – a full and sincere apology.”
Williams’ attorney said the charges were nolle prosequi, meaning the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office can bring them back if chosen to at a later date.

Additionally, charges against a co-defendant, Charles Pope, were dismissed April 14.

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