A murder trial stemming from the 2010 slaying of a German tourist has been delayed after a contract court reporter failed to deliver a grand jury transcript and stopped returning lawyers’ phone calls.
Although observers do not expect this hiccup to derail the case, defense attorneys promptly demanded that the charges against their six clients be dismissed.
But the development troubles the District Attorney’s Office, which has made prosecution of the case a top priority. Read More
A criminal grand jury has indicted six people for the fatal 2010 shooting of a German woman visiting The City.
Mechthild Schröer, 50, was walking with her husband at Mason and Geary streets near Union Square on Aug. 8 when prosecutors say she was caught in a gunbattle between rival gang members.
Prosecutors say the suspects began shooting at each other outside a party that spilled out onto the street as dozens of people scattered for cover. Read More