US asks judge to not dismiss NM gun case charges

POSTED: 05:40 PM MST Mar 06, 2013    UPDATED: 11:53 AM MDT Jul 15, 2014 
LAS CRUCES, N.M. -

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.