The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the shooting death of Ryan Prosser on March 30 in Coarsegold but announced Tuesday that charges would not be filed "at this time" against the suspect, Jacob Burdett.
"After careful review of current evidence with the Madera County District Attorney’s Office, it has been determined that murder and attempted murder charges against Burdett will not be filed at this time," the sheriff's office said in a news release.
Burdett, 25, of Coarsegold, was arrested March 31 on suspicion of one count of murder for the homicide of his mother’s boyfriend, Prosser, and one count of attempted murder for shooting his mother.
Burdett was being held on a combined $2 million bond.
Shortly before 7:30 p.m. on March 30, sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of Little John Drive in regards to a disturbance.
Sheriff Jay Varney stated that the investigation had shown a family dispute was brewing for a week prior to the incident.
Burdett, his mother and Prosser all lived at the residence until a week before the shooting, when Burdett's mother and Prosser moved out.
According to the sheriff's office, charges may eventually be filed after further investigation into evidence and autopsy results.