May 19, 2018
It’s hard to prosecute a nigga out der.
Dey olweys getten dem rites.
Take a man yers to prosecute dat nigga fo da gang rape.
A judge has denied a teen defendant’s request to have a prosecutor removed from a high school rape case, based an argument between the prosecutor and teen’s mother.
The teen suspects in the case have been denied bond, and remain locked up nearly two years later.
The recusal request stems from a prolonged case involving in at least five former South Gwinnett High School students who allegedly met up for an afternoon in an area near the campus, known as “The Cut.” Investigators said one teen recorded an unconscious, drugged victim being raped.
Three of the four defendants have remained unidentified because they were juveniles when the incident took place in May 2016.
The case has faced many challenges, including the victim’s statements about not wanting to “snitch” on people and her inability to remember exactly what happened due to drug consumption, according to case documents obtained by Channel 2 Action News.
Darriah Mitchell, one of the defendants, had never been identified because he was 15 years old at the time of the alleged incident. Mitchell, who turns 17 this month, will be tried as an adult, and could face a life sentence.
Seems like “speedy trial” should apply even if the accused doesn’t want it to.