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As jury selection wraps up, lesser charges dropped against 2 defendants in fatal shooting of Asiyanna Jones

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Gary Linen is shown during his 2018 arraignment on a first-degree murder charge. 

PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire District Attorney's Office has dropped lesser charges it had brought against two of three defendants accused of murder in the fatal shooting of Asiyanna Jones. 

Special Assistant District Attorney Brett Vottero this week dismissed the charge of carrying a firearm without an FID card against Gary Linen, according to court documents. 

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Amanda Burke can be reached at aburke@berkshireeagle.com or 413-496-6296.

Cops and Courts Reporter

Amanda Burke is Cops and Courts Reporter for The Berkshire Eagle. An Ithaca, New York native, she previously worked at The Herald News of Fall River and the Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise.

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