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Judge Dismisses Murder Charge Against Domestic Abuse Survivor Tracy McCarter

HeadlineDec 06, 2022

Here in New York, a judge has dismissed the murder charge against domestic violence survivor Tracy McCarter, a nurse and grandmother who was arrested in 2020 after her husband died of a stab wound when she defended herself during an altercation. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg declined to move forward on the case after he’d said while running for office, “Prosecuting a domestic violence survivor who acted in self-defense is unjust.” The judge left the case unsealed for 60 days to give Bragg “the opportunity” to seek further charges. Bragg’s office says it is “reviewing the decision.” McCarter said in a statement Friday, “I am innocent. And I am devastated that on March 2, 2020, a man whom I loved lost his life. We were both the victims of the cruel disease of alcoholism. Dismissing the unjust charge against me can’t give back what I’ve lost, but I am relieved that this nightmare is over, and I am determined to once again thrive.” Click here to see our coverage of this case.

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