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Charge dropped in Raleigh cabbie's slaying

Posted August 25, 2009

— Raleigh police have dropped the charges against one man arrested in the stabbing death of a cab driver last year.

Officers found Sabiu Tukur, 52, bleeding inside his cab in April 2008 after it crashed into a fence in the 1100 block of Brighton Road.

Joseph Emmanual Caldwell, 24, was charged with murder and armed robbery, and Davin Jerome Heard, 28, was charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, police said.

On Tuesday, police announced they had dropped the charge against Heard.


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  • colliedave Aug 25, 2009

    and the reason for the drop of the charges

  • kebsmom Aug 25, 2009

    What did he do flip on his partner? If he knew about it or was there he is guilty of something!

  • squirrelsunlimited Aug 25, 2009

    Bear in mind we have a court system, not a justice system.

  • RonnieR Aug 25, 2009

    Uh, the police can't drop the charges, I wonder if the story meant to say the DA dropped the charges.