Marchers placed “We love you Benny” and “Justice4Red” signs at the memorial where Barefield was found.
Dia Arnold, Barfield’s sister, said police need witnesses to come forward.
“Someone has to do something,” she said. “We just want real justice for my brother. We don’t need retaliation.”
In addition to murder and complicity to murder charges, the suspects also faced gang charges in connection to the Barefield homicide.
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“The grand jury decided at this time in history there was insufficient evidence that rose to a level of at least probable cause with admissible evidence to proceed to a trial,” said Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser after the charges were dropped.
“But that does not mean that the case is over. I would rather have this happen now, than acquittal on evidence that was insufficient to convict.”