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First-degree murder charges against the man accused of killing Charlotte woman Arianna Edmonds were secretly dismissed in 2021


First-degree murder charges against the man accused of killing Charlotte woman Arianna Edmonds were secretly dismissed in 2021

The North Carolina Beat has learned that the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s office in Charlotte, North Carolina has dropped First-Degree murder charges against a man accused of killing 22-year-old Arianna Edmonds.

Arianna Edmonds
Arianna Edmonds

Arianna was found shot dead on a trail in a wooded area on Biscayne Drive behind Eastway Middle School and near the Eastland Square shopping center on the morning of September 4, 2019. Two days later, police identified her to the public.

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The discovery of Arianna’s body led to a nearby school being placed on lockdown after a driver called 911 upon seeing her remains.

On September 27, 2019, 20-year-old Asyini Miller was arrested and charged with First-Degree Murder, kidnapping, and assault on a female by the Kannapolis Police Department.

Asyini Miller

What’s troubling about this case is that for two years, investigators never released an update or any information to the public about the circumstances surrounding Arianna’s murder, and Assistant Jodi Rene Anderson, who was responsible for prosecuting the case, remained silent.

Arianna’s case has not received any media coverage since 2019.

Friends and colleagues who followed Arianna’s murder case were left in the dark about what really happened to her and how she ended up on a trail before the murder charges against Miller were dismissed.

According to court records, all three charges against Asyini Miller were dismissed on November 5, 2021.


It’s worth noting that the district attorney dismissed the case without leave, indicating that they do not intend to bring the case back before the courts.

Miller did not have a plea agreement.

The North Carolina Beat has submitted a FOIA request to the Kannapolis Police Department, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, and Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office seeking more information about why these charges were dropped.

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Arianna, also known as “Battle,” was in the U.S. Army and at the time of her murder, she left behind a one-year-old son.

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  1. I remember this.

    I will just tell you, if a Black woman is killed, the the news will not report it. Or they will report it then wipe it away. Makes me sick.


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Gerald Jackson
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Hi, my name is Gerald Jackson and I am 28-years-old. I was born and raised in Troy, Alabama. I currently reside in North Carolina. I am a Journalist, Influencer, Content Creator, and a Man of Faith! I don't shy away from the truth, always speak my mind, and before I take anything back, I'll add more to it. Follow me on my social media below to keep up with my personal life. LOL!

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