Fort Worth

Murder charge dismissed against teen in hit-and-run outside Fort Worth strip club

A murder charge was dismissed against Emmy Dawn Furr, 19, on Monday.
A murder charge was dismissed against Emmy Dawn Furr, 19, on Monday. Courtesy

A murder charge has been dismissed against a 19-year-old woman arrested last month in connection with a fatal hit-and-run that authorities believe was intentional.

Emmy Dawn Furr was arrested April 22, accused along with her 31-year-old boyfriend, Khristopher Jason Liserio, in the death of Danny Prathoumvanh.

Police have said Prathoumvanh was intentionally run down by a Ford Explorer on March 17 after an argument between two groups as they were leaving the Cabaret North strip club at 5316 Superior Parkway.

Prathoumvanh, 28, died the next morning from his injuries.

Furr’s defense attorney, Joshua Graham, said he had met with the lead homicide detective and Assistant District Attorney Robert Huseman to discuss the case against his client and her insistence that she was innocent.

Furr had been free on bond when the charge was dismissed Monday. Court records attribute the dismissal to prosecutorial discretion.

“The reason they dropped the charge is there were independent witnesses, as well as video surveillance, that satisfied them that Emmy had nothing to do with Danny’s death,” Graham said.

Liserio remained in the Tarrant County Jail Tuesday charged with murder. His bail is set at $75,000.

Deanna Boyd, 817-390-7655

Twitter: @deannaboyd

  Comments