Charges dropped against former Norwich University football captain – VT Digger

Bad police work is being blamed for the dropping of burglary and assault charges against Owen McKenna.

"“Mr. McKenna, as evidence has shown, is not one of the principal actors in the overall incident and our focus remains on those other individuals at this time,” Thibault said in a phone interview Tuesday.

McKenna, a 21-year-old senior from Attleboro, Massachusetts, was charged on Sept. 12 with felony burglary and simple assault, charges that potentially carry more than 20 years in prison. He was accused of taking part in the assault of three Norwich students, one of whom ended up with serious cuts and bruising around his eye. The three victims said the four football players stormed into their dorm room over a $5 debt.

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