Police: Murder charge dropped in Des Moines homicide case

Des Moines, Ia (AP) — Des Moines police say a suspect in a homicide earlier this month is no longer facing charges. Police announced Tuesday that new evidence led them to drop a first-degree murder charge against 27-year-old Michael Jermaine Jacobs. He was accused of shooting 36-year-old Sean Newman in September in a neighborhood near Drake University. The new evidence found inconsistencies in statements from a witness but police did not release more information. Thirty-three-year-old Whitney Davis is still charged with first-degree murder in the case.