Fifth District Court Judge Barry Wood dismissed an attempted second-degree murder charge late Tuesday afternoon against Deborah A. Reimer.
The dismissal was based on a motion filed by Blaine County Prosecuting Attorney Jim Thomas, who wrote that evidence-handling irregularities by the Ketchum Police Department would make it difficult for his office to win a conviction.
Reimer was accused of firing two shots at former boyfriend Bob Dreyer at his home in south Ketchum on July 18, 2007.
Ketchum Police Chief Cory Lyman said he discussed the situation with Thomas prior to the filing of the motion and fully concurs with Thomas' decision.
"I accept full responsibility for this," Lyman said. "The high standards of the Ketchum Police Department were clearly not met in this case." The chief further said remedial actions have been taken within the department.
Meanwhile, the Hailey-based Roark Law Firm was working late Tuesday afternoon for Reimer's release from the Gooding County Jail.
Lyman said Dreyer has been notified.