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Charges against AGT winner Landau Murphy dropped amid investigation

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Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Prosecutors have dropped two misdemeanor domestic violence charges against “Americas Got Talent” winner Landau Murphy Jr. on Wednesday.

A pending investigation includes further conversations with the alleged victim, according to a motion filed in Logan County Magistrate Court.

Charges may be refiled in the future, according to the motion.

Police originally charged Murphy with domestic battery and domestic assault after an altercation at his Logan County home.

On July 10, Murphy allegedly struck his girlfriend with a golf club, according to a criminal complaint.

The complaint also accused Murphy of slapping the woman and slamming her head into a concrete sidewalk.

Murphy said in a previous statement that an “unfortunate incident” unfolded at his home.

The statement said Murphy’s girlfriend attacked him with a golf club and a knife while they argued.

Murphy had told the woman’s friends and family to leave his home, according to the statement.

“In defending myself, she obtained some bruises and swelling on her face,” Murphy said in the statement. “I did not strike her.”

A State Police trooper interviewed the woman as she recovered at Logan Regional Medical Center.

Murphy’s manager, Burke Allen, defended the singer shortly after police filed the charges.

“When all the facts are out, it will be clear that his actions were necessary and appropriate,” he said in a past statement.

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