A judge dismissed murder charges against Simone Biles' brother, citing a lack of evidence

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COLUMBUS, OH - JULY 28: Simone Biles looks on prior to the 2018 U.S. Classic gymnastics seniors event at Jerome Schottenstein Center on July 28, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Joe Robbins/Getty Images
  • A judge dropped murder charges against Tevin Biles-Thomas, the brother of Simone Biles.

  • Biles-Thomas had been charged in a Cleveland shooting in which three people were killed.

  • A judge said on Tuesday that there was not enough evidence to convict Biles-Thomas.

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A judge in Ohio has dismissed murder charges filed against Tevin Biles-Thomas, the brother of Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, citing a lack of evidence.

Biles-Thomas was charged in 2019 in connection to a deadly shooting in Cleveland in which three people were killed.

In dismissing the charges, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Joan Synenberg said that prosecutors had not provided enough evidence for conviction in the case, according to the Associated Press.

Defense lawyers had said no forensic evidence linked Biles-Thomas to the scene of the shooting, and no witnesses identified Biles-Thomas as the shooter.

The judge's ruling on Tuesday also acquitted Biles-Thomas of voluntary manslaughter and felonious assault charges.

After her brother's arrest in 2019, Biles called the shooting "a terrible tragedy" and shared her condolences for the families of the victims.

"My heart aches for everyone involved, especially for the victims and their families," Biles wrote in a tweet.

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