Yesterday, in Durham, Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson dismissed a murder charge against Michael Dorman, II. Mr. Dorman was found with bones in a backpack that, according to the state, belonged to Lakeia Boxley.
The Defense had previously filed a motion to preserve all evidence. Shortly thereafter, the medical examiner--at the decision of the lead detective -- released the bones which were cremated. District Attorney Tracey Cline argued that this was medical examiner policy. However, it was determined that the police, not the medical examiner, released the evidence.
In light of these facts and the inability of the defense to test the crucial evidence, Hudson dismissed the case. The State, through incompetence or worse, botched this murder case.
After issuing the dismissal, Judge Hudson ordered that Dorman be involuntarily committed, until and unless a determination can be made that he is no danger to himself or society.