For two years, boxer Yathomas Riley sat in Miami jail cells awaiting trial on an attempted murder charge. Prosecutors said he'd shot his ex-girlfriend Koketia King in a jealous rage in 2010, derailing his promising career as a fighter.
But a series of stories from Miami New Times staff writer Michael E. Miller began unraveling the case earlier this year; on Friday, prosecutors abruptly dropped all charges against Riley, crediting Miller's reporting for unearthing new evidence. New Times was there when Riley left jail on Friday to meet a jubilant crowd of family and friends. Click through for video and the close-out memo from prosecutors.
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