Atwood Surprise 

The attorney general’s office has decided to drop one of the murder charges against Shannon Atwood.

The canaan resident is accused of killing his wife and another woman, but now he’ll only stand trial for one murder.

That’s because only Cheryl Murdoch’s body has been found.

Prosecutors had wanted to try Atwood for both the murder of Murdoch, as well as Shirley Moon Atwood during a single trial. Their strategy had to change when a judge decided that the two killings would be tried separately.