Judge dismisses case against Arizona man accused of a murder

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Posted at 4:13 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 19:13:18-04

A murder case involving an Arizona man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend nearly two years ago has been dismissed without prejudice, meaning prosecutors can refile charge.

Jon Christopher Clark was arrested after the body of 19-year-old Kiera Lanae Bergman was found in Buckeye in September 2018.

The Phoenix woman was last seen alive at her home a month earlier.

Clark was indicted on charges of second-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence.

He pleaded not guilty and his trial was initially set for February 2020.

It was rescheduled twice before a Maricopa County Superior Court judge dismissed the case Tuesday.

The judge cited the prosecution's failure to disclose important, exculpatory evidence in a timely manner.