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Friday, January 20, 2012
Ind. Decisions - "Meth conviction reversed: Appeals court rules local man should go free"
The Jan. 18th COA opinion in Corey Fletcher v. State of Indiana is the subject of a story today in the Lafayette Journal Courier, reported by Sophia Voravong. Some quotes:
A Lafayette man serving a 62-year prison sentence for cooking methamphetamine and being a habitual offender should be released because he wasn't brought to trial fast enough, Indiana's appellate court has ruled.
The 2-1 Indiana Court of Appeals decision, handed down Wednesday, agreed with Corey N. Fletcher's argument that charges against him should be dismissed because his motion for a fast and speedy trial was ignored.
A fast and speedy trial means that defendants must be tried within 70 days of filing the request.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 20, 2012 09:17 AM
Posted to Ind. App.Ct. Decisions