Wayne Basnett shooting: Case dropped against Christie O'Connor

Wayne Basnett
Image caption Wayne Basnett was shot in Pepper Street, Hale

The case has been dropped against a man charged with the murder of another man who was shot in the head in a Cheshire village.

Christie O'Connor, 28, of Hale was accused of killing Wayne Basnett, 30, of Hough Green, in Pepper Street, Hale in December 2010.

A court official said "the case was discontinued by the prosecution".

Michael Derek Eves, 24, from Halewood in Liverpool, was acquitted of Mr Basnett's murder earlier this month.

A spokesman for the Crown Prosecution Service said: "The case was withdrawn today at Chester Crown Court as there was insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction."

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