A T V reporter (WBOC) just interviewed me about this decision … see link below..
This was the right move by Kathy Jennings, our new A G. She’s a smart gal and she sees the handwriting on the wall. Although I know from all my contacts that Floyd, the murdered guard, was very abusive, killing him was not the answer. But the fact is that the State does not know who really is responsible, so they “threw shit against the wall” by trying 18 people. The only inmate convicted of anything was one guy who did not have a lawyer! Fortunately, the jurors in the two trials to date were diligent … they did justice. And the new A G sees that they will continue to do so.
added 2:24 a m 3/16 Here is the link to my remarks. Tom interviewed me for 10 minutes, but, as usual, they edited it to a few seconds. They left out the best part, where I blast the very two people who spoke before me, but my brief remarks are 2 minutes into the video. http://www.wboc.com/story/40135134/prosecutors-drop-most-remaining-cases-in-deadly-vaughn-prison-riot
It is kind of nice that the three people from whom they sought comment are the head of prisons, that lying scumbag Union rep. Klopp, and yours truly.
Excerpts from the Article:
Delaware prosecutors are dismissing all but three remaining cases against inmate defendants charged in a deadly prison riot. Friday’s decision comes after earlier trials of seven inmates resulted in only one convicted of murder in guard Steven Floyd’s death.
With little physical evidence, prosecutors have relied heavily on testimony from other inmates who were in the building at Delaware’s maximum-security prison during the 2017 riot but were not among the 18 charged.
Defense attorneys have argued that the prosecution witnesses have contradicted one another and that their testimony conflicts with statements they gave investigators.
Floyd was killed and two other guards beaten and later released before tactical teams stormed the building and rescued a female counselor.