The case against a man accused of threatening SIR Elton John's life has been dropped just hours before his trial was due to begin.
Neal Horsley was arrested in March (10) and charged with making terrorist threats, criminal defamation and using the internet to disseminate threats after he posted a spiteful rant about the singer online.
He was held in Fulton County jail in Atlanta, Georgia ahead of his trial, which was due to start on Monday (14Jun10), but the court appointment was cancelled, according to Britain's Daily Mirror.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kimberly Esmond Adams reportedly dismissed the case against Horsley because his actions did not warrant criminal charges.
Horsley was outraged when the singer suggested Jesus Christ was gay in a Parade magazine interview in February (10), and he wrote an angry online response, entitled 'Why Elton John Must Die'.
A viral video, which appeared on, also featured footage of Horsley holding an 'Elton John Must Die' sign outside the star's home in Atlanta, Georgia.