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December 01, 1987

Prosecutors in Upper Marlboro, Md., dismissed murder charges against Derrick Fenner, former North Carolina football star, in a drug-related shooting, but said they will go ahead with a separate drug and weapons case against him.

Fenner was arrested in June in connection with the fatal shooting of Marcellus Leach, 19, in what police called a turf war between rival drug factions.

Officials said investigators "uncovered substantial evidence to indicate Mr. Fenner was not present on May 23, 1987, at the location of the murder . . . "

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