Prosecutor drops murder charges against Toledo man

Published: Nov. 4, 2016 at 6:08 PM EDT
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A Toledo man will not stand trial for allegedly killing two men execution style. Prosecutors have dropped the two aggravated murder charges against Charles Walker. He allegedly shot and killed two men in a car. It happened last year in the four thousand block of Dewey street near West Sylvania. Now a grieving father speaks out.

"Disappointing, discouraging it's not shocking," said K'Lib's father Michael Papa.

Michael Papa says he's lost all hope that justice will be server in his son's murder. Prosecutors dismissed murder charges against Charles Walker. He alleged shot and killed K'Lib Papa and Devin Melman.

"There's never going to be closure my son's always going to be dead. I would like answers. It doesn't make anything easier, but it stops some of the wondering," said Papa.

The men were shot and killed execution style. They were found shot to death inside a car. It happened in August of last year. Police still don't have a motive. The prosecutor told 13abc there are evidence issues so they dismissed the case without prejudice. They can still re-file charges if detectives get some solid evidence.

"They said there's a witness not cooperating and some of the evidence has come back the way they want it yet," said Papa.

The victim's father says he doesn't want his son to become a statistic.

He'll never be just a statistic to me, but I fear he'll fall to the waste side like half of our murder cases every year," said Papa.

Last year Toledo police recorded twenty four murders detectives solved twelve of them.

"There's a slither of hope. Not much," said Papa.

Charles Walker is still locked up in the Lucas County jail. He's being held on a case out of Monroe Michigan.