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"The defendant is not allowed to profit by his own gamesmanship."
Former Prosecutor Says Accused Child Rapist Caused Trial Delays That Led To His Freedom
MILLER COUNTY, Mo. — The prosecutor who worked Aaron Fisher’s case says the trial delays that led to the confessed rapist being set free last week were mainly brought about by Fisher and his legal team.
Fisher went free on Friday, Oct. 23 after Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce sustained a motion to dismiss the case, made by Fisher’s attorney, on the grounds that Fisher’s constitutional right to a speedy trial had been denied. He was released from jail one month before he was set to stand trial for two counts of forcible sodomy. If found guilty, Fisher would have been sentenced to two life sentences without the possibility for parole.
MILLER COUNTY, Mo. — Aaron Michael Fisher is a free man, after admitting he forcibly sodomized his five-month-old daughter in 2009.
On Friday, Oct. 23, the case against Fisher—who was charged with two felonies for forcible sodomy of a child—was dismissed by Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce. She agreed with Fisher’s defense attorney that the confessed rapist’s Constitutional right to a speedy trial had been violated, and after six years of legal proceedings, he walked free.
“I have never in all my life seen such a horrible decision by a judge,” said Ben Winfrey, Prosecuting Attorney for Miller County.
Winfrey says he was only informed of Friday’s decision via email, and suddenly had to scramble to help ensure the family’s safety. He contacted the family, and met with the county sheriff’s department and Kids Harbor. The family is receiving an emergency order of protection as a result. Regardless, Winfrey said, “[Aaron Fisher] is free. He is out in the community now, as far as I know.”
When Fisher was first arrested in October of 2009, the text on the warrant read, “NO BOND ALLOWED!!! DEFENDANT IS DEEMED BY THE COURT TO BE A DANGER TO THE COMMUNITY DUE TO HIS ACTIONS.”
In July of 2014, then-Miller County Prosecutor Matt Howard announced Fisher had pleaded guilty to committing two counts of forcible sodomy against his own 5-month-old infant daughter on Oct. 27, 2009, while the child was left in his care at their Brumley-area home. The infant was brought to the Lake Regional Emergency Room with horrific injuries. Medical staff with the Lake of the Ozarks area Sexual Abuse Response Team (SART) summoned local law enforcement after observing signs of apparent physical and sexual abuse. The child was transferred for emergency treatment to the University of Missouri-Columbia Hospital due to internal injuries resulting from the sexual assault, and an apparent skull fracture and broken bones.
“This appears to be the height of incompetency for a Circuit Court Judge in Missouri and I will be reviewing her performance to verify that it has risen to the level of impeachment,” Rep. Miller said.
The Missouri Constitution places the duty of impeachment of Judges in the hands of the House of Representatives with a trial before the Missouri Supreme Court after Articles of Impeachment are approved.
originally posted by: Lipton
a reply to: infolurker
This guy sodomized his own 5 month old daughter and lefties will call me the bad guy for wanting to lynch him and burn his corpse.
Words cannot adequately describe how badly I want to # him in the chest with a knife.