Background information to this status update is that the defense had filed a
for a speedy trial, which was followed by the prosecution substituting
a new charge of 'Creating a Public Disturbance'.
The obvious purpose of this substitution to an infraction was to deny the defendant
his right to a jury trial. Clearly, the prosecution knows that going to trial with
Harrassment in the Second Degree is not going to be a winner for them. They realize
they have been pushed to show their hand, their hand is empty, so they are using
the same tactic they have used from the start: stalling.
Attorney Rachel M. Baird is determined
to not let this slide and go by quietly. She makes sure to put on the record how
inappropriate this is and that the defendant wishes to still pursue a speedy trial
on the Second Degree Harrassment charge. Since the motion for a speedy trial was
filed first, it should stand to reason that the substituted charge be held irrelevant.
Attorney Baird is continually and rudely
interrupted by Judge Hudock who clearly does not want it put on the record how ridiculous
this whole case and the court's handling of the same is.
even goes so far as to request that the whole court recuse
itself and that Mr. Doutel be tried in a different venue since the court has proven
itself to be unfair, biased and Connecticut Carry would go so far as to say: malicious.
Judge Hudock is quick to assert himself and his court to be fair. Which is an interesting proposition
and seems to prove the opposite on the face of his words.
The prosecution once again tries to push the trial back to September, but Judge
Hudock finally does something that could almost be considered 'honorable' and tells
the prosecution to schedule it for July 30th.