ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia judge has dismissed a murder indictment against a man accused of injecting heroin into the veins of another man who overdosed and died.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that 35-year-old Graham Williams of Bristol, Tennessee, had been charged in the 2015 death of Gregg Ivey of Milton, Georgia.
Superior Court Judge John Goger said Williams injected the fatal dose at Ivey's request and Ivey purchased the heroin for himself. The judge said this could not be distribution of heroin under Georgia law, and without the underlying felony, there is no felony murder.
Defense attorney Manny Arora says he and Williams are "gratified" the case appears to be over. The Fulton County District Attorney's Office in Georgia did not immediately say whether it would appeal the judge's decision.
Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com