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Murder Charge Dropped For Suspect In Lois Cannady Case

Posted December 8, 2005 6:58 a.m. EST

— Prosecutors dropped the murder charge against a teen accused of helping his friends kill a Durham grandmother.

Marcus Hawley was one of five young men accused of killing 89-year-old Lois Cannady. Cannady was on the phone with 911 when she was shot to death.

Hawley, who was 14 at the time of the murder, will serve at least four years for burglary and attempted robbery.