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Citing lack of evidence, judge throws out murder charges against former UH volleyball star

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Former University of Hawaii volleyball standout Kim Willoughby will not stand trial in Puerto Rico on charges of murdering her 3-year-old daughter. 

A judge Friday afternoon threw out the case based on a lack of evidence against the former Olympian in the 2016 death of her daughter Kailia.

The 37-year-old was charged with murder and child abuse after Willoughby told police her daughter slipped in the shower and died after hitting her head. 

Willoughby was a 3-time All-American and National Player of the Year while at the University of Hawaii. She was also a member of the silver medal winning squad at the 2008 Beijing game.

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