Misguided outrage. Murder trials don't happen within a year of the crime anywhere in this nation except on the rarest of circumstances. The defense is the driving force behind when a case goes to trial. They waive the right to a speedy trial and after all the discovery hearings, motions to suppress and various other matters which take months themselves, they request time to put all these things into a presentable defense. Judges allow it because case law is full of overturned convictions favoring the accused who had rushed defenses where the courts ignored the peril they faced. The DA has little, many times nothing, to do with it.
There is nothing quick about a murder case and there shouldn't be, it has the harshest consequences of anything we bring before a jury.
Edited by Ugadawgs98, 20 May 2018 - 06:15 AM.