Case Dismissed Against Cheyenne Man Charged with Manslaughter
The case against a Cheyenne man charged with voluntary manslaughter in the November 2017 shooting death of his roommate has been dismissed, at least for now.
The Laramie County District Attorney's Office filed a motion Thursday to drop its case against Cody Hess, saying "the evidence didn't pan out for us."
The motion was signed by District Court Judge Steven Sharpe on Monday.
Hess was arrested on Nov. 14 after calling 911 to report that he'd shot and killed his roommate, 35-year-old Michael Robbins.
Hess says he acted in self-defense after Robbins, who had come home drunk, attacked him and went for his gun.
Because the state's motion for dismissal was made "without prejudice," they could refile charges in the future.