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Murder charge against man dropped to lesser charge

MURRAY, KY (KFVS) -

Commonwealth Attorney Mark Blankenship changed the charges against a man once accused of murdering a man in Murray, Kentucky.

William "David" West was charged with the murder of 39-year-old Joe Gaskill after police said Gaskill was shot.

During his court appearance Wednesday, Blankenship changed the murder charge against West to the lesser charge of tampering with physical evidence.

The case was bound over for grand jury.

West still faces charges of being a felon with a gun.

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