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Man suspected of shooting BR boxer released from prison after case dismissed

Christopher Stills (Source: WAFB) Christopher Stills (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The man accused of shooting a Baton Rouge boxer is free after the case against him was dismissed and he was released from prison.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Prison reported Christopher Stills, 23, was released Friday.

His trial on charges of attempted manslaughter and illegal possession of a firearm in the shooting of boxer Emanuel Augustus in 2014 was supposed to start Friday.

District Attorney Hillar Moore said a witness who saw the shooting died before the case could go to trial and the judge denied a motion for a continuance, resulting in the case being dismissed.

Stills had been locked up in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison since October 2014 on a $105,000 bond. He was originally charged with attempted second-degree murder.

The charge was reduced to attempted manslaughter and illegal possession of a firearm. In August 2015, a sanity hearing was held and Stills was found competent to stand trial.

Stills remains on probation connected to two burglary cases.

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