Thursday, May 27, 2010

Santa Rosa suspect whose witness was deported loses appeal

"Santa Rosa man charged with stabbing a restaurant patron was not deprived of a fair trial when immigration officials deported his only witness, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

A Sonoma County judge had dismissed charges of assault and attempted murder against Armando Jacinto, finding that local authorities violated his rights by allowing the federal government to deport a jail inmate who was prepared to testify that someone else committed the stabbing."  
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