A Fayette County grand jury indicted one man on a murder charge but dismissed charges against two others arrested in connection with the April slaying of a Pizza Hut delivery driver.
Trey A. Relford, 22, was indicted Tuesday on charges of murder, first-degree robbery and tampering with evidence in the death of Salahuddin Jitmoud, 22.
Witnesses had said Lewis and McClellan were at the Walnut Hill Apartments complex on the night of the killing. One witness said Lewis was seen standing over Jitmoud with a knife, a detective testified during a preliminary hearing in May.
Lewis denied the witness's account and told police he had seen Jitmoud arrive at the complex and saw nothing else except Jitmoud's body lying on the ground.
Grand jury proceedings are secret, so the exact reason for the dismissal of charges isn't known.
But Fayette Commonwealth's Attorney Ray Larson said Wednesday that a subsequent investigation by Lexington police "led to the conclusion that the grand jury made."
Larson said this was "a great example" of how important grand juries are in the process of determining the facts.
Jitmoud was found stabbed to death at 10:45 p.m. April 19 in a breezeway of the apartment complex. He died of a large wound to his neck.
Relford is scheduled to be arraigned in Fayette Circuit Court on Aug. 6. He remains in jail in lieu of a $750,000 full-cash bond.
Jitmoud's death shook Lexington's Muslim community. Some feared that the slaying was a hate crime, but police said there was no evidence to suggest that.