—”The motive is all they (prosecutors) have, as far as we’re concerned,” said Tony Tamburello, Mercado’s attorney. “This would not be the first time the police and prosecutors got it wrong.”—
It seems that may be true, however:
—”San Francisco police have thoroughly investigated this case, and the investigation is not limited to San Francisco,” he said. “We would not charge a case unless we had a good-faith basis that we could prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.”—
Reading that, the Zimmerman case comes to mind. i.e. Yeah, sure... ;-)
When the underage girl was getting sold like a piece of meat, there was no investigation. Imagine that.
Kill the meal ticket of the cops & prosecutors, and they're on it like a heavy sweat, blowing taxpayer money left and right.