Prosecutors in Carroll County are preparing to dismiss charges against a couple charged after the fatal stabbing of their neighbor.
The Carroll County Times reports that prosecutors on Monday will drop their case against Russell Scott Laderer Jr. and Cassandra Glover amid accusations of a mishandled investigation. Laderer's murder trial was set to begin Monday.
The Hampstead couple had been accused in the September 2010 stabbing death of Jeremiah DeMario.
But the case has been saddled with problems, including testimony by the lead detective that he was directed by a superior to continue interrogating Glover even after she asked for a lawyer. Prosecutors also say the sheriff's office failed to give them an internal memo that State's Attorney Jerry Barnes says is evidence and should have been produced.