NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Charges of murder and use of a fire arm against Portsmouth resident Kendall Hines have been nolle prossed, or withdrawn. Hines notified WAVY.com that he is no longer facing the charges Tuesday morning, which was confirmed by court documents.
Hines, 31, was one of two suspects charged in the murder of 27-year old Anthony Long this past June. A 34-year-old man was also shot in the incident, but was treated at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Hines was charged with murder, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The murder and commission charges were dismissed in August, while the possession charge was nolle prossed on Oct. 29.
The second suspect, 21-year-old Edmond J. Johnson pleaded guilty to charges of malicious wounding, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and shooting from a motor vehicle in September.
Johnson received a 10-year suspended sentence for malicious wounding, 3 years for the firearm charge and a 5-year suspended sentence for the shooting from a motor vehicle charge.
While Hines is no longer facing charges for this incident, they could be brought up again at a later date.