BREAKING: Manhattan DA Caves, Drops Charges Against Bodega Owner Who Stabbed Assailant

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office dropped charges Tuesday against a Bodega worker who fatally stabbed an assailant in self-defense after he was attacked behind the counter.

“Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg will drop the murder charge against a bodega worker accused of stabbing a man who appeared to accost him behind the counter, according to a motion filed Tuesday in criminal court,” reports Gothamist.

“Following an investigation, the People have determined that we cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant was not justified in his use of deadly physical force,” according to a motion filed by Bragg’s office. “As such, the People will not be presenting the case to a Grand Jury and for the reasons provided in the attached memorandum, hereby move to dismiss the complaint.”

This is a developing story