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A Fredon man facing charges that include attempted murder has withdrawn a four-year prison plea deal and alleges misconduct by the prosecutor's office. Kyle Chirip is accused of stabbing a Stillwater man six times with a knife because he reportedly thought it would help him get initiated into the Bloods street gang. According to the New Jersey Herald, the victim in the case said he was told to be untruthful during the trial by Sussex County Prosecutor's Office Detective David Perez.
The office reportedly investigated the matter and in a letter Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch said the probe "failed to disclose sufficient evidence to substantiate this complaint, and as a result, this matter is closed with a finding that the allegation is not sustained."
Chirip's attorney, George Daggett, was reportedly angry that the investigation was conducted by the prosecutor's office and alleges that Perez changed his story on the stand.
Read the full NJHerald.com story here.