Remember William Bryan Jennings, the now ex-Morgan Stanley banker who was accused earlier this year of stabbing a cabbie over a fare after a 40-mile trip to Connecticut? Y'know, who allegedly screamed, "You should go back to your own f--king country...I’m gonna kill you, motherf--ker!" And then was charged with a hate crime for his trouble? Well, it appears that prosecutors in Connecticut are actually not going to pursue charges against him. Surprise! And yes, the cabbie he allegedly stabbed is understandably upset.

According to taxi driver Mohamed Ammar's attorney, the driver is "outraged by the prosecutor's decision and continues to demand justice" in the case. "He was anxiously awaiting trial this month and had no indication that the prosecutor would take such a drastic turn nearly a year after this crime was committed and within days of the trial."

Jennings was facing assault and hate-crime charges, each with a maximum sentence of five years in prison, as well as with the misdemeanor charge of not paying a fare. Everything was going smoothly and then, out of the blue on October 5th the Connecticut State Prosecutor informed Ammar and his lawyers that they would not be moving forward with the case, which they call "a miscarriage of justice."

The reason for the reversal in fortune—the trial against Jennings was to have begun on Monday—is unclear but back in March lawyers argued that "Ammar contradicted himself in statements to the police" and that Jennings' "arrest warrant contained false statements and omissions that 'seriously undermine' Ammar’s credibility." On the plus side, Jennings no longer works for Morgan Stanley.