Utter and complete incompetence

Fox News District Judge Emilio Chavez on Wednesday dismissed charges against three of the five defendants, ruling that authorities violated the state’s “10-day rule.”

Child abuse charges against Lucas Morton, Subhannah Wahhaj and Hujrah Wahhaj were dropped because prosecutors missed the 10-day limit for an evidentiary hearing to establish probable cause.

The charges against fellow defendants, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and Jany Leveille, remained. The suspects are accused of holding nearly a dozen children at the compound. The remains of a twelfth child were found on the compound.

Seriously? The judge let them go because the government couldn't meet a deadline in a case where a dozen children were at risk and one of them had already died?

I don't necessarily blame the judge here. If the ten-day rule is a real thing, it's a real thing, and the government should be prepared to meet it.

UPDATE: Federal charges now.

This entry was published Thu Aug 30 10:39:05 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-08-31 22:52:51.0. [Tweet]

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