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Charges dropped for one of two suspects in kidnapping case

3 years 8 months 6 days ago Friday, July 17 2015 Jul 17, 2015 July 17, 2015 3:10 PM July 17, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE - Charges were dropped against a woman who was implicated in a kidnapping case that also involved the murder of a woman in May.

Daaria Thomas, 22, was released from jail overnight after the charges against her were removed. Thomas had been in jail since May 7 after she was arrested with her boyfriend, Curtis King, 24.

District Attorney Hillar Moore said his office chose not to pursue charges after reviewing evidence. Moore said he believed there was not enough evidence to proceed with a case against Thomas.

King, however, remains in jail on a list of charges, including murder after Taylor Latham was found shot dead in a car, parked in the driveway of her home. After Latham was found murdered, police discovered her 2-year-old daughter was missing.

The child was dropped off days after her mother was killed. Police believe Thomas sand King dropped A'Kyleana "AK" Latham off at a woman's clinic and drove off.

Weeks after being arrested for the child's kidnapping, King was also charged with Latham's murder. Police used cell phone records to tie him to the crime.

King also faces previous charges related to the death of his son in 2013.
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