Dead Vic gangland figure's charges dropped

Nabil Maghnie died after being shot in suburban Melbourne.
Nabil Maghnie died after being shot in suburban Melbourne.

Criminal charges against slain underworld figure Nabil Maghnie have been formally dismissed, after he was shot in suburban Melbourne.

Maghnie, 44, died after being shot in the upper body following a dispute at an Epping home on January 9.

He had been facing criminal charges over a 209km/h crash at Woodstock, north of the city, in May but these were struck out in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Australian Associated Press