Abuse case against Shins man dismissed

There is insufficient evidence to hold Crandall and his girlfriend

The domestic abuse case involving The Shins keyboardist Marty Crandall was abruptly dismissed today (January 8).

Charges against Crandall and his model girlfriend Elyse Sewell were reportedly dropped due to insufficient evidence.

A spokesperson at the Sacramento County District Attorney‘s office told the Portland Mercury: “Both defendants have not been charged. The case was rejected due insufficient evidence.”

Meanwhile, Sewell has been blogging about the entire incident. Today she posted the following update:

“The D.A. has rejected the case against me. I am free. I wish the same outcome for Marty and have no intention of pursuing any further legal action. I would not wish entanglement in the widening gyre of the American legal system upon my worst enemy.”

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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