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Murder charges dropped against West Liberty player

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 11, 2012 at 8:35 am •  Published: December 11, 2012
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WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Liberty football player has been released from jail after the school presented evidence he was on campus and not in Florida, where he was accused of being involved in a fatal robbery.

Media outlets report 24-year-old Vernon Dunnom was released from the Northern Regional Jail on Monday night. Murder charges in Florida were dismissed earlier in the day.

A survivor of the Nov. 17 fatal robbery in Miami Gardens, Fla., had identified Dunnom as a suspect.

But West Liberty President Robin Capehart says the university had evidence Dunnom was on campus at the time. Capehart says Dunnom's residence hall card had been swiped several times.

The university also cited credit card receipts and campus witnesses who said they were with Dunnom.

Dunnom says he knew he was innocent.