Attempted murder case dismissed by Yuma judge

Attempted murder case dismissed by Yuma judge

YUMA, Ariz. – An attempted murder case has been dismissed by a Yuma County judge.

Barry Douglas Todd was arrested two years ago after he shot a man at LZ Bar and Grill.

The case was dismissed last week after the prosecution failed to present evidence showing probable cause of Todd breaking the law, according to Todd’s attorney Mike Kimerer.

Kimerer says the case was presented to three separate grand juries including one where the prosecution never gave instructions of possible self-defense on Todd’s behalf during the shooting.

Eventually the case was dismissed in a preliminary hearing where the judge decided there was not enough evidence to prosecute Todd of the charges against him.

The prosecution was not available for comment.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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