Brockton: Local man freed amid drug scandal now charged with murder

It appears a young Brockton man freed as a result of the scandal at a state drug lab, has returned to a life of crime.

22-year-old Donta Hood was ordered held without bail in the shooting death of Charles Evans.

Hood was released from prison last November, amid the apparent mishandling of evidence at the now-shuttered drug lab.

He was convicted of dealing cocaine in a 2009 trial in which disgraced state chemist Annie Dookhan testified.

Hood will be back in court June 14.

Dookhan has pleaded not guilty to tampering with evidence and lying about her qualifications.

Since the scandal unraveled, dozens of defendants whose cases she handled have been freed pending new trials.

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