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Charges Dropped Against Woman in Aspen Murder Case

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Updated: Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:42:59 MST

ASPEN, Colo. (AP)- Prosecutors have dropped charges against one of three people arrested in the murder of a prominent Aspen woman, citing new evidence that came to light late last week.


 
The Aspen Times reports prosecutor Andrea Bryan declined to discuss what led to Tuesday's dismissal of charges against 62-year-old Nancy Styler in the death of 57-year-old Nancy Pfister. District Attorney Sherry Caloia says her office "could not prove that Ms. Styler was involved in the crimes."

 


Authorities arrested Styler and her husband, 66-year-old William Styler, on March 3. They were charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and being an accessory after the fact. Fifty-six-year-old Katherine Carpenter, of Aspen, was arrested March 14 and faces the same charges.

 
Pfister, whose parents co-founded the Buttermilk ski area, was found bludgeoned to death in her home Feb. 26.

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