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No retrial in Hash case

Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Morrogh Monday moved to dismiss the murder charge against Michael Hash for the 1996 slaying of a Culpeper County woman.

Hash’s capital murder conviction was overturned in February with a federal judge finding police and prosecutorial misconduct. Now, with a judge dismissing the murder charge, Hash is a “totally free individual,” in Morrogh’s words, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Morrogh said his investigation is continuing. He said there was insufficient evidence to charge Hash, who now faces no criminal accusation.

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