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More Twin Peaks cases dismissed by special prosecutors (Waco)
« on: February 25, 2019, 09:18:06 PM »
WacoTrib by Tommy Witherspoon 2/25/2019

One of four Houston attorneys assigned to handle four Twin Peaks biker cases as special prosecutors dismissed the remaining three cases Monday and called the way the McLennan County District Attorney's Office handled the 2015 deadly shootout a "harebrained scheme" that was "patently offensive" to him.

Special prosecutors Brian Roberts, Brian Benken, Feroz Merchant and Mandy Miller filed motions Monday to dismiss the first-degree felony engaging in organized criminal activity charges against bikers William Chance Aikin, Billy McCree and Ray Nelson. The motions to dismiss said, "Upon reviewing all the facts, circumstances and evidence, it is the state's position that no probable cause exists to believe the defendant committed the offense."

The team of special prosecutors dismissed the case against Hewitt resident Matthew Clendennen in April 2018.

"I think, unfortunately, — and this is probably a poor choice of words — but it was simply a shoot-first-ask-questions-later mentality," Roberts said. "I can't imagine what (former McLennan County DA) Abel Reyna was thinking other than this was a big case and it was somehow going to be beneficial for him or his office."

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Re: More Twin Peaks cases dismissed by special prosecutors (Waco)
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2019, 09:23:29 PM »
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Roberts, who made it clear that he was speaking only about the four cases he and the others were appointed to handle, said that prosecutors bear a greater responsibility to ensure that justice is done.

"Whatever justice means. Whether that means pursuing a prosecution, whether that means reducing a case, whether than means getting rid of a case, whether than means never charging a case," Robert said. "A prosecutor's job is not to put people in prison. It is to do justice. I don't think anybody can say that was done here back in 2015."
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Re: More Twin Peaks cases dismissed by special prosecutors (Waco)
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2019, 10:54:34 PM »
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