US asks judge to not dismiss NM gun case charges
Federal prosecutors are urging a federal judge to deny a motion to dismiss charges against members of a Deming family accused in a gun smuggling case.
The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/ZZnqnO ) reports that the request on behalf of Rick Reese and Terri Reese and their son Ryin Reese says prosecutors have shown a pattern of ignoring the defendants' constitutional rights to a fair trial.
The judge in the case previously granted the defendants a new trial because the government didn't tell the defense that a prosecution witness had been the subject of an investigation.
A response filed Monday by prosecutors says that dismissal is not called for because the judge already granted the defendants a new trial. The response also says the government respects the right to fair trials.
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