APOPKA, Fla. -- (WKMG) Prosecutors dropped criminal charges against a man who was accused of trying to kill his former boss for firing him at a Wendy's restaurant.
Dexter Hughley, 46, was found shot inside his Apopka apartment last November, and his car was found burned in a nearby park.
Apopka police arrested Demarquis Prince, 21, and they claimed he had tried to kill his former boss because he had fired him.
News 6 found out the victim told investigators last Thursday that his former employee was not the gunman.
"I started yelling and thanking God," said Demarquis Prince's mother, Akiba Prince. "I was just crying."
Prince was released from jail last Thursday -- five months after he was arrested.
"I was just relieved that the truth finally was told," he said.