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Charges dropped against Hinds Co. Assistant DA

Source: AG's Office Source: AG's Office
HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Charges have been dropped against Hinds County Assistant District Attorney Jamie McBride.

On Monday, the Attorney General asked the judge to dismiss the charges against McBride and the judge granted the request. 

McBride was indicted in September and accused of conspiring with DA Robert Shuler Smith and others to hinder prosecution of a criminal defendant. 52-year-old McBride, of Madison, was indicted on two felony counts of conspiracy to hinder prosecution. 

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The grand jury accused McBride of conspiring with Smith, former assistant DA Ivon Johnson and unnamed co-conspirators to hinder prosecution of criminal defendant Christopher Butler in four different Hinds County Circuit Court cases.

"Right now, I'm just happy to have it all gone and these guys (attorneys) recognized from the get-go that I had committed no crime and I'm very thankful that everyone agreed with that and this case is now dismissed," said McBride. 

The jury for the trial was seated late Monday afternoon.  Opening statements are expected in the trial Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m.

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