Skip to comments.DA asks to postpone Twin Peaks biker's trial
Posted on 01/27/2016 6:56:57 AM PST by Texas Fossil
McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna is asking to postpone a Feb. 29 trial setting in the first Twin Peaks shootout case, saying that analysis of some evidence likely wonât be completed for a year.
In a 19-page motion for continuance filed late Tuesday afternoon, Reyna asked 54th State District Judge Matt Johnson to postpone the engaging in organized criminal activity trial of Matthew Alan Clendennen, 30, a member of the Scimitars motorcycle group from Hewitt.
Clendennen was arrested the day of the shootout that left nine people dead and at least 20 others wounded.
"As our Legislature has mandated, 'It shall be the primary duty of all prosecuting attorneys, including any special prosecutors, not to convict, but to see that justice is done,' " Reyna's motion says. "They shall not suppress facts or secrete witnesses capable of establishing the innocence of the accused."
Several attorneys for the 106 bikers indicted Nov. 10 on identical charges, including Clendennen's attorney, Clint Broden, have pushed for speedy trials for their clients.
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DA Reyna: "saying that analysis of some evidence likely won't be completed for a year."
God Help US.
What is this going to cost Waco when it is finally over 5 years from now?
“McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna is asking to postpone a Feb. 29 trial setting in the first Twin Peaks shootout case, saying that analysis of some evidence likely won’t be completed for a year.
So UNEXPECTED! /sarc
If the judge grants this, it will be clear that the Judge is part of the LOCAL inbred criminal justice ONGOING CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE.
Hey, Reyna, how about dropping the charges if you don’t have enough evidence. If something new shows up, you can always take it to a new grand jury.
If some dope is giving them an answer of a year to examine evidence....you fire the guy.
It sounds like the cops really don’t want the public to know that several of the dead folks were shot by cops, and there’s just weak marginal evidence of anyone shooting and killing anyone. Maybe I’m wrong...but this case is going south real fast.
If the biker has demanded a speedy trial in his court filings, and has not delayed it himself, the prosecutor has a problem with a one year delay.
Translation: We are having trouble making the evidence fit the narrative.
"...analysis of some evidence likely won't be completed for a year."
Yes, because it's ALL so complicated.
With this and the Oregon murder, the government is out of control.
“Also, firearm DNA analysis sent to the ATF in Washington, D.C., is expected to take up to one year to complete, the motion says.”
My bet is that the BATF is the source where all those unidentified bullets came from. They admitted early their presence at Twin Peaks, but now are vanished totally. And don’t appear to have been involved in the arrests in Houston recently.
You can bet they will take a year to produce that evidence.
And both groups are accused of conspiracy charges.
This is total Fed Directed Insanity.
Obviously they need more time to lean on the defendants in order to get some to flip and testify against others.
Only if a judge agrees. I figure the judges give the prosecutor about five years on this case, before putting pressure on to "go to trial and show what you have." None of the evidence that is being analyzed is relevant to Clendennen's case, but the DA says it is, and the judge won;t peek behind the curtain.
“analysis of some evidence likely wonÃ¢â¬â¢t be completed for a year.”
Sounds like BS to me, possibly they mean “manufactured” in lieu of completed. I have no idea if this guy is guilty or not, “even if he is someone who would be better off locked up”, he should have due process which includes a speedy trial.
They didn’t admit their presence until after pictures of them there were all over the Internet.
Anything involving the ATF is FUBAR almost by defn. Congress refuses to rein then in and as such they continue acting as the exeuctives bully boy. In almost every way their Aermica’s Gestopo.
The priority ought to be on finding, prosecuting, and convicting the individuals who committed murder. The DA seems to be more interested in convicting every biker present at Twin Peaks. In the end, many of those charged with organized criminal activity will not be convicted and some of them are only guilty of attending a meeting.
If we come to the end of this whole thing, and eight of the nine dead bikers were killed by BATF officers...what then? Will any jury accept a case where eight dead guys exist but they were all shot by good guys, and the one biker was shot by another biker and that’s the only case? If I were on that jury...I’d just be sitting there and laughing because I would not be able to convict the guy without the BATF folks sitting in a grand jury situation.
And this whole ruckus started by a debate over patches with “Texas” on the jacket?
Guess Waco has not read any of this.
Which might have worked if there wasn’t such a precedent established with the Duke LaCrosse hoax. Pretty much everyone arrested has been advised of the potential gain in the civil suits that are even now entering the system.
I don’t expect to see plea bargains accepted (we know some were offered when the million dollar bail was set) because the ZimbabWaco can not afford to let the video evidence come out at a trial.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial...
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