Matthew Nicholson of Oakdale is pictured in the hallway at the Stanislaus County Courthouse hugging his attorney Martha Carlton Magana on Sept. 21, 2007, in Modesto after felony battery charges were dropped against him.
Matthew Nicholson of Oakdale is pictured in the hallway at the Stanislaus County Courthouse hugging his attorney Martha Carlton Magana on Sept. 21, 2007, in Modesto after felony battery charges were dropped against him. Modesto Bee
Matthew Nicholson of Oakdale is pictured in the hallway at the Stanislaus County Courthouse hugging his attorney Martha Carlton Magana on Sept. 21, 2007, in Modesto after felony battery charges were dropped against him. Modesto Bee

Charge against soldier dropped

September 22, 2007 12:00 AM

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