Wayne County, Michigan, which includes Detroit, has dropped all their charges against James Brown. Brown is believed to be involved with the murders of Demesha Hunt, Renisha Landers, Natasha Curtis and Vernithea McCrary. Three of the women are believed to be prostitutes that were advertising on the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com.
With Wayne County dropping the charges, charges have been filed by nearby Macomb County. Previously investigators said that it was unknown where the murders actually took place. With these new charges being filed I would hazard a guess that they believe they took place in Macomb County.
I guess if Liz McDougall was quoted for this article she’d probably say how great it was that Backpage was able to help catch a killer.
UPDATE 12/2/2012: Brown’s attorney entered a plea of not guilty on his client’s behalf.