Three out of five Muslim terrorist suspects in the New Mexico compound case have just had all of their charges dismissed by a judge on what appears to be a technicality:
FOX NEWS – District Judge Emilio Chavez on Wednesday dismissed all of the charges against three of the five defendants arrested in connection to a New Mexico compound linked to “extremist Muslims” because authorities violated the state’s “10-day rule.”
The child abuse charges against Lucas Morton, Subhannah Wahhaj and Hujrah Wahhaj were dropped, while those against fellow defendants, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and Jany Leveille, remain.
Now you may be asking what is this 10-day rule. Apparently the suspects have the right to a preliminary hearing within 10-days of their arrest, and the state apparently violated that right.
Lawyers for Lucas Morton, Subhannah and Hujrah Wahhaj argue the state violated their clients right to a preliminary hearing within 10 days.— Brandon Evans (@BrandonKOAT) August 29, 2018
BREAKING: Judge rules original 11 counts of child abuse be dismissed for suspects in Taos compound investigation because state violated 10 day rule for preliminary hearing.— Brandon Evans (@BrandonKOAT) August 29, 2018
Judge says Lucas Morton, Subhannah and Hujrah Wahhaj could be released at 2pm this afternoon.— Brandon Evans (@BrandonKOAT) August 29, 2018
Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and Jany Leveille still due back in court at 1pm on additional child abuse charges surrounding the death of 3-year-old Abdul Ghani.— Brandon Evans (@BrandonKOAT) August 29, 2018
Just so you know who is who, here are all five suspects in the case. The top three were the ones who had their charges dismissed:
These two did not: