EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Charges against the wife of a murdered Evansville firefighter have been dropped.
Elizabeth Fox was charged with obstruction of justice and false informing.
Police claim she deleted a call from her cell phone before she called 9-1-1 the night her husband, Robert Doerr, was shot and killed outside his north side home.
Fox was scheduled to go to trial Monday.
The Prosecutor’s Office says it dropped the charges at the request of the Evansville Police Department to ensure the trial did not interfere with the investigation of Doerr’s death.
No one has been charged in connection with his death.
The Prosecutor’s office can re-file the charges against Fox in the future.
Below is a statement from the Prosecutor’s office.
“The Level 6 Obstruction of Justice case against Elizabeth Fox has been dismissed. The Evansville Police Department requested the dismissal to ensure that the prosecution of this case did not interfere with a related, ongoing investigation.
The case has been dismissed without prejudice. Once the Evansville Police Department has concluded its ongoing investigation, a determination will be made as to what charges would be appropriate.
All parties who are impacted by this dismissal have been contacted and apprised of the situation.”
(This story was originally published on October 25, 2019)