BALTIMORE – Prosecutors have dropped a murder charge against a man serving a life sentence in the 1998 stabbing death of a 16-year-old girl after new DNA testing showed that blood on the victim's T-shirt did not match his.
A Baltimore Circuit Court judge on Wednesday granted a motion from Malcolm Jabbar Bryant to reopen the case due to new DNA evidence. When the judge did that, prosecutors dropped all charges.
Bryant was convicted of stabbing Toni Bullock on Nov. 20, 1998. According to articles in The Baltimore Sun, Bryant was arrested a few weeks after Bullock was killed. Police said Bullock was walking with her best friend and stabbed after a man grabbed her, demanded money and pulled her into a vacant lot.
Police had said robbery was the motive.