Trussville man's murder charges dropped

Ken Millar

Freddie Earl Patton's murder charge was dismissed today in Judge Shelly Watkins courtroom at the request of the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office.

Patton was accused of killing 81-year-old Ken Millar at their residence on Rockridge Avenue in Trussville. The shooting happened on November 14, Patton was charged on November 15, and until today, he was incarcerated on a $150,000 bond.

Police said{}Patton is the father of Millar's grandchild.