According to the Columbus Dispatch, the judge dismissed the case against a man accused of raping a girl six years ago because the prosecutor was 45 minutes late to trial.
The story is that Judge Eileen Gallagher told the prosecutor to be in court at 1 p.m. and then dismissed the case when Prosecutor Mark Schneider had not shown up by 1:45 p.m.
The other side of the story is that earlier in the day, the prosecutor asked the judge to remove herself from the case, saying the judge said last year that she thought the accuser had credibility problems.
Sounds like a pissing match.
Brian Tannebaum is a criminal defense attorney in Miami, Florida practicing in state and federal court. To learn more about Brian and his firm, Tannebaum Weiss, please visit www.tannebaumweiss.com
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