Prosecutor Who Went After the McCloskeys Pulls No-Show for Murder Trial Forcing Judge to Free Killer
“Judge Jason Sengheiser wrote a scathing order dropping the murder charges. The accused killer, Brandon Campbell, was released from jail and is still at large.”
Kim Gardner, the left-wing circuit attorney in Missouri who aggressively went after the McCloskeys for defending their home from a BLM mob, failed to have anyone from her office appear in court for a recent murder trial.
The judge let the killer go. Why are people putting up with this?
Elliott Davis reports at FOX 2 in St. Louis:
Judge drops murder charges after no show of prosecutor from St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner is under fire after a judge drops murder charges against an accused killer.
The unusual move came after the prosecutor from Gardner’s office, who was assigned the case, didn’t show up to court. Now the chairman of the St. Louis Aldermanic Public Safety committee wants to call Gardner in front of his committee to explain the incident.
Judge Jason Sengheiser wrote a scathing order dropping the murder charges. The accused killer, Brandon Campbell, was released from jail and is still at large.
The judge noted in his order that the prosecutor who was assigned to the case was on maternity leave for three months and said the office hadn’t replaced her.
The judge sharply criticized Gardner’s office for the mix up saying, “The Circuit Attorney’s Office has essentially abandoned its duty to prosecute those it charges with crimes.”
A spokeswoman for Kim Gardner admitted a big mistake was made saying in a statement: “Upon review of our internal policies and procedures regarding Family Medical Leave, we have determined that corrective measures are needed to further prevent any future repeat occurrence of the incident in question.”
Here’s a video report:
As you can probably imagine, the family of the murder victim is pretty upset.
KSDK News reports:
‘Kim Gardner is a poor excuse for a prosecutor’: Family of murder victim outraged after charges dropped, suspect freed
Family members said they haven’t heard anything about the case from anyone other than homicide detectives.
Moore’s sisters say Gardner’s inaction on their brother’s case is inexcusable and they learned the suspect was free from the I-Team even though state statute requires prosecutors to keep victims’ families informed of the developments in their loved ones’ cases.
“Why was it so hard to pick up the phone to call to let us know what was going on?” asked Cierra Moore, Randy Moore’s oldest sister.
Our investigation also found the number of cases getting dismissed since Gardner took office just five years ago has doubled.
And re-filing the charges in this case offers little comfort to Brandy Veasley, another one of Randy Moore’s sisters.
“Kim Gardner is a poor excuse for a prosecutor,” she said. “It’s not fair.
Just a reminder from the Washington Examiner, emphasis is mine:
2016 was also the year the city elected Kim Gardner as circuit attorney for St. Louis, the first black top prosecutor for the city. Gardner’s campaign was heavily financed by left-wing billionaire George Soros as part of his broader strategy of placing Democrats who vow to reverse “tough on crime” policies in top law enforcement positions.
Every progressive DA with those fingerprints on their campaign should be voted out of office, ASAP.
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