Charges dropped in Fresno stabbing case

FRESNO, Calif.

The Fresno County District Attorney's Office says it will not prosecute Rebecca Kerr in connection to the fatal stabbing of Michael Grimaldo in May.

Kerr was charged last month with the stabbing of her live-in boyfriend at their home in Northwest Fresno. She pleaded not guilty to the crime.

Investigators say a fight between the couple led to the stabbing.

The D.A. now says follow-up interviews led them to believe it was a case of self-defense. Kerr's family called for her release several weeks ago, even holding a protest outside the courthouse before a recent apperance before a judge.

Wednesday, the Fresno County District Attorney's office issued the following statement:

"The People have dismissed the prosecution against 35-year-old Rebecca Kerr of Fresno.

Since filing the case, we have been actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 32-year-old Michael Paul Grimaldo. We were able to corroborate statements given by the defendant in a recent voluntary joint interview with Fresno Police Department detectives and our office.

Considering the new evidence developed in the last week, there no longer exists sufficient evidence to go forward."

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