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BREAKING NEWS: MOONEY CHARGES DROPPED

Defense attorney Rick Faulkner has informed The Ironton Tribune that charges against Jason Mooney have been dismissed.

Mooney’s trial was to have begun next week. The Ironton resident was accused of stabbing to death his grandmother in February 2007. Thelma Mooney was found dead at her Thomas Street home Feb. 18, 2007.

Jason Mooney and his wife, Lisa, were arrested in connection with her death two weeks later. Charges against Lisa Mooney were later dropped.

In contention had been statements Mooney made to law enforcement that were considered a confession. They included statements by Mooney about cutting his grandmother and taking jewelry from the home.

Faulkner contended that Mooney denied the crime from the start and only made contradictory statements after he was interrogated for as much as 10 hours.

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