Howard County prosecutors are dropping charges against a Columbia, Md., man who had been accused of killing his twin brother.
Prosecutors told a judge Monday that they will not pursue another trial for 24-year-old Wael Ali after a mistrial was declared last month. After speaking to jurors, Assistant State's Attorney Jim Dietrich said prosecutors didn't think they could do better in a retrial of the circumstantial case.
Wasel Ali disappeared the same day he was fired after admitting a role in a theft scheme and implicating his brother, authorities said. After the brothers were seen on surveillance video leaving the Mall at Columbia, Wael Ali called a friend saying his brother was missing, authorities said, but he had already searched the area where Wasel Ali's body was later found.