Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg officially moved in court Monday to dismiss charges against Tracy McCarter, the nurse accused of killing her husband in apparent self-defense.
McCarter was cuffed in 2020 for the slaying of her husband James Murray, who was himself accused of erupting in alcohol-fueled violence that same day. After a series of stops and starts in the case — and a public outcry from her supporters — McCarter finally looked to have her name cleared on Nov. 28.
Both Bragg and McCarter appeared in court at 111 Centre St. in Lower Manhattan where all eyes and ears rested on the district attorney’s decision.
“We would like to dismiss,” Bragg stated.
This motion was first revealed 10 days before the trial was set to begin and after a public protest over the case. Supporters had pushed against Bragg for reneging on a campaign promise not to prosecute the embattled nurse, yet he continued the case anyway. On Oct. 24 protesters took to Foley Square claiming to have garnered some 20,000 signatures signed to a petition in support of dropping all charges.