A 78-year-old Omaha woman accused of writing a racist message on the garage door of a neighbor's home last month will not be charged.
Omaha city prosecutor David Smallheiser told Channel 6 News Friday there’s not enough evidence to charge Martha DeWitt with destruction of property. He said the investigation is continuing.
DeWitt’s attorney, Michael Fitzpatrick, said she has no criminal record and the accusation led to threats against her. Fitzpatrick said his client never had anything to do with this ugly incident.
"Don't put the (n-word) sign back up" was written on the garage door of a home near 90th and Maple. It was apparently referring to a campaign sign from the May primary for Congressional candidate John Ewing, who is black. Ewing, a Democrat, is challenging Republican Lee Terry. Both candidates condemned the message.