So, the idiot in charge of pushing this farce into being is suddenly "too busy" with drunk driving cases and dogs pooping in the park to handle the manslaughter trial that promises to end her career, legally and politically. Well-played, Madame Defarge.
In other comedy news, a judge granted criminally incompetent defendant Reed permission to keep a gun at her house(!), after prosecutors forgot to redact her personal information from released documents, subjecting her to death threats pending trial.
Way to go,
Albuquerque [mea culpa] Santa Fe D.A. Nitwit! Getting the trial court to okay handing the foremost accused criminal in a manslaughter case a gun has to be a new record for absolute boundless legal incompetence. It turns out it's not the law that's an ass, it's just certain lawyers.
This is what happens when you hire your prosecutors from Elmer's A-1 Law School, Beautician, and Horseshoeing Academy.
If they're still short prosecutors, maybe somebody should tell them Marcia Clarke and Elaine Bredehoft are both available on an ad hoc basis.
At this rate, by the time the trial is over, Baldwin will be the chief weapons instructor for the NM State Police, if not the governor of New Mexico.
Would the last prosecutor in New Mexico leaving this recockulous case please turn out the lights?