Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson dismissed a murder charge in August against Michael Charles Dorman, ruling that prosecutors and law enforcement worked to destroy key evidence in the case by allowing the woman's family to cremate the remains.
Dorman was arrested in July 2010 after one of his friends told investigators that Dorman admitted to killing a prostitute and asked him to help dispose of her remains. Prosecutors said Dorman told investigators that he only found the remains and planned to use them for his sexual gratification.
Boxley, 31, had been missing since March 2008, and an autopsy determined that she might have been shot in the head.
Prosecutors appealed Hudson's ruling, so Dorman remains in jail. In setting bond for him, Superior Court Judge Jim Hardin said that, if he posts bond, he cannot leave North Carolina without permission.
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