Murder Charges Dropped in Cold Case

, Written by Craig Smullin, Posted: Fri, May 10 2013 at 4:59 PM, Updated: Fri, May 10 2013 at 5:17 PM

A 16-year old cold case in Northern California is now seemingly back to square one. On Thursday the man arrested and charged with murder in the 1997 disappearance of 15-year old McCloud girl Hannah Zaccaglini was released... and all charges against him were dropped. NBC-5's Craig Smullin reports from Yreka.

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Craig Smullin

NBC5 News Director Craig Smullin co-anchors NBC5 News at 6 and hosts the 5 on 5 Feature Interview on NBC5 News at 5.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Craig graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California with a degree in Recreation Administration and Sports Management.

Since joining NBC5 News in 2005, Craig has performed virtually every job in the newsroom: News and Sports Reporter, Sports Anchor, Producer, series and segment Host and Anchor of NBC5 News at Sunrise and NBC5 News at 5. He became News Director in January, 2014.

When he's not managing a busy newsroom, Craig spends time with his wife, two young sons and two dogs. He is a dedicated fan of the San Francisco 49ers and Portland Trailblazers and loves snow boarding the slopes of Mt. Ashland.

Catch Craig anchoring weekdays on NBC5 News at 6pm.

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