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RandySF

(61,324 posts)
Sun Jul 29, 2012, 12:38 PM Jul 2012

Savannah Dietrich attorney wants Jefferson County attorney's office off case

An attorney for 17-year-old Savannah Dietrich has asked a judge to remove the Jefferson County attorney’s office from her case involving two high school teens who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting her.

Attorney Thomas Clay, who has been hired to represent Dietrich in the juvenile court proceedings, confirmed that he filed the motion Friday to be heard on Monday, but said because of confidentiality rules, he was not allowed to get into specifics of why he is making the request.

Dietrich and her family have criticized the county attorney’s office’s handling of the case, saying the prosecution offered the two defendants a lenient plea bargain on charges of first-degree sexual abuse, a felony, and misdemeanor voyeurism, and that they were unaware of the deal and recommended sentence until just before it was announced in court.

Ordered by District Judge Dee McDonald not to discuss the case, Dietrich angrily tweeted the names of her attackers and criticized the justice system, leading attorneys for the boys to file a motion to hold her in contempt. That motion was dropped Monday after The Courier-Journal ran a story on Dietrich’s case last week and it was picked up around the globe.


http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120727/NEWS01/307270091/Savannah-Dietrich-attorney-wants-Jefferson-County-attorney-s-office-off-case

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Savannah Dietrich attorney wants Jefferson County attorney's office off case (Original Post) RandySF Jul 2012 OP
I wonder how many States have a Jefferson County. Reading the article - even scoping... Scuba Jul 2012 #1
 

Scuba

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1. I wonder how many States have a Jefferson County. Reading the article - even scoping...
Sun Jul 29, 2012, 12:53 PM
Jul 2012

... the Gannett web page - give you no clue where this happened.

One must scroll down to an article about Louisville, then deduct this is a Kentucky case.



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