Simone Biles’ brother, Tevin, was acquitted on all charges this week after he was accused of shooting and killing three men at a 2018 New Year’s Eve party, according to NBC News.
On Tuesday, an Ohio judge granted a motion by Tevin Biles-Thomas’ attorneys to dismiss the case based on insufficient evidence. The judge said that witness description of clothing worn by the shooter was “75% accurate at best.”
Biles-Thomas was arrested in 2019 and charged with murder after police said that he shot and killed three men at a New Year’s Eve party.
Devaughn Gibson, DelVaunte Johnson, and Toshon Banks all died of multiple gunshot wounds. Gibson was Biles-Thomas’ cousin. Biles-Thomas initially faced 15 charges because of that incident but judge declared a mistrial in the first trial last month over a paperwork issue.
“It can’t be forgotten that Tevin not only has suffered through two and a half years of defending himself, but he also lost a loved one, too,” said Biles-Thomas’ attorney, Joseph Patituce, via NBC News.
Once the ruling came down in the courtroom, things got intense when a mother of one of the victims charged toward Biles-Thomas after the trial was dismissed and yelled out.
“You have to be f***ing kidding me,” she yelled, per NBC News. “I’m going to kill you.”
Biles issued a statement about her brother’s arrest, but has been quiet about the whole situation ever since.