The Erie Times-News (http://bit.ly/Hgzmsc) says 20-year-old Xavier Hollamon testified at the starvation trial that he didn't cut a deal on the gun charge in exchange for his testimony against 21-year-old Tania Coleman. She was convicted of first-degree murder in her daughter's death in May and faces life in prison.
Erie County District Attorney Jack Daneri says he dropped the unlicensed firearm charge Wednesday because of problems with evidence in the case, not because of Hollaman's testimony against Coleman.
Hollamon faces up to two years in prison for pleading guilty to helping Coleman dispose of the girl's body.
Information from: Erie Times-News, http://www.goerie.com