Shelnutt Charges Dropped

A man accused in a double murder in Amarillo back in 1981 will not face federal firearms charges.

On Wednesday, the federal court in Amarillo tells us one charge of felon in possession of a firearm against 53 year old James Terry Shelnutt was dismissed.

Shelnutt was arrested in Oklahoma back in February of this year reportedly with five pistols in his possession.

He has been indicted in the shooting deaths of Robert Phillips and Phyllis Fassauer in North Amarillo back in 1981.