Delaware drops rape charges against man after mistrial

Popular News

Wizards select Oregon swingman Troy Brown with 15th pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — After winging it with their perimeter depth late in a trying season, the...

Soto's 2-run double carries Nationals past Orioles 4-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — A teenager among men, Juan Soto has impressed his teammates on the Washington...

Low-income seniors can get free fresh food via state program

LEWES, Del. (AP) — Officials say low-income residents in a Delaware county who are 60 years and...

Delaware drops rape charges against man after mistrial

User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
 

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — Charges have been dismissed against a Delaware man accused of raping a former housemate and threatening her with a BB gun to dissuade her from going to police.

The News Journal reports the state dropped the charges against 21-year-old Joshua Abele on March 2, after a jury failed to reach a verdict last month.

Delaware Department of Justice spokesman Carl Kanefsky says the state opted not to retry the case after "reviewing all elements," but offered no further details.

Abele's attorney Edward Gill said he received an email from a juror — who also contacted the newspaper — criticizing the prosecution of Abele. Gill had argued the encounter was consensual.

Gill says they're working to expunge Abele's record, and it's unclear if Abele will press charges of his own.

Source: AP

All contents © copyright 2018 Associated Press. All rights reserved.


http://www.zoofirma.ru/