Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Acquittal in Wichita

Sarah Swain won an acquittal after a week-long trial in State v. Anton, ending a Sedgwick County rape prosecution. I haven't seen any coverage of this in the press.

As an aside, I find it "interesting" that newspapers around the state regularly report on preliminary hearings and arraignments, which are almost always of little real import, but are quite sporadic in re stories of acquittals, even in big cases. I try to scan through lots of Kansas newspapers online and rarely see acquittal stories, although I know from listserves juries are entering acquittals pretty regularly around the state. So let me know by e-mail, so I can let the other defenders know!

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