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Judge rejects two charges against deputy U.S. marshal in 2008 killing

Judge rejects two charges against deputy U.S. marshal in 2008 killing

A federal judge on Wednesday tossed out two charges against an off-duty deputy U.S. marshal accused of killing a man during a confrontation in a Fairfax-area alley. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez faulted federal prosecutors for not providing enough evidence to convict Matthew Itkowitz of depriving a man's civil rights "under color of law" when he allegedly killed 26-year-old Ryan Gonzalez. Itkowitz still has two obstruction of justice counts filed against him in connection with misleading statements he allegedly provided to Los Angeles police investigators about what happened during the March 5, 2008, shooting. Each count carries a maximum 20-year...

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