STAMFORD, Conn. — The state’s case against a Bridgeport man charged in a stabbing at a Stamford restaurant appears to be coming apart because the victim says the suspect didn’t do it.

The Stamford Advocate reports that 22-year-old Taquan McCrae was released by a judge last week at the request of the prosecution.

McCrae had been detained on $100,000 bond since May following his arrest after another man was stabbed twice during a fight at Brother Jimmy’s BBQ. He was facing a first-degree assault charge and faced 20 years in prison if convicted.

Prosecutors say he was found with a knife that had the victim’s blood on it.

But the victim says McCrae is a friend with whom he went to the bar, and that McCrea helped him after the stabbing.

Information from: The Advocate,

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