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Teen acquitted of murder

2012-05-26 14:15

Nassau - A judge in the Bahamas has dropped murder charges against a Pennsylvania teenager who had been accused of killing of her mother in the Caribbean island chain.

Judge Roy Jones said on Thursday that prosecutors did not have enough evidence against 18-year-old Madison Pugh. She had been in custody since her extradition from Pennsylvania in May 2010. Police did not provide a hometown.

Murder charges are still pending against her Bahamian boyfriend, 25-year-old Zyndall McKinney.

It is the second time that the pair has been tried for murder. A judge declared a mistrial last November.

The body of Anna Garrison was found wrapped in sheets in eastern New Providence Island in July 2009.