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Vacaville murder charge against Rico M. Espitia dismissed, then refiled

There are 3 comments on the The Reporter story from Oct 25, 2012, titled Vacaville murder charge against Rico M. Espitia dismissed, then refiled. In it, The Reporter reports that:

Already beset by delays, a jury trial for an alleged gang member suspected of gunning down a Vacaville man in 2011, was scrapped again on Wednesday when prosecutors dismissed the murder charge, only to refile it moments later.

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“Justice always prevails”

Since: Jan 12

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#1 Oct 25, 2012
How far into a trail must a case go before double jeopardy can be applied? Is double jeopardy invoked when a case is dismissed in some cases. I'm not familiar if it only applies after a trial reaches its end and a verdict is decided, or if it occurs in some cases after a trial has begun then dismissed. I would appreciate if someone could clarify this for me.
Adam Lambert

Vallejo, CA

#2 Oct 25, 2012
Another doggoned illegal Canadian immigrant committing crimes in our county.
A Thought

Vacaville, CA

#3 Oct 26, 2012
Double Jeopardy is after a not gulity verdict. Until then the DA refile at will.

And then there are still games that can be played...

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