PITTSBURGH (AP) — A district attorney says murder solicitation charges against a Pennsylvania man have been dropped due to lack of evidence.
In October 26-year-old Shane Ryan Krestar of Fallentimber was charged with solicitation to commit criminal homicide, solicitation to commit aggravated assault and making terroristic threats for allegedly seeking to have an uncle kill an employee who was reportedly gay. The town is about 50 miles west of State College.
Cambria County district attorney Kelly Callihan says in a Thursday statement that many questions came to light regarding the credibility of the initial reports, and there was no independent evidence of the plot. Bond had initially been set at $200,000 and Krestar was jailed for a time.
Defense attorney Thomas Dickey had previously said there was no credibility to the charges.