Hearing on motion to dismiss Thompson trial today

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 20, 2011 7:20 AM

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Counsel for Charles William Curtis Thompson, who had been charged with first-degree murder, will return to the Johnson County Courthouse today for a hearing on the motion to dismiss the case.

Thompson, 19, is accused in the 2009 shooting death of 64-year-old John Versypt, a Broadway landlord.

Thompson's case was declared a mistrial Sept. 27 after the prosecution mistakenly played a portion of a video interview before the jury that was supposed to be redacted.

The defense said during the trial Thompson was at his girlfriend's Broadway apartment at the time of the slaying.

Thompson's defense filed a motion to dismiss the case Oct. 3.

The hearing will begin at 2:30 p.m. before 6th District Judge Sean McPartland.

— by Hayley Bruce

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