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Repeated delays in 1 case shows inherent frustrations

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Court personnel provide colored wristbands to help manage the crowded hallway where victims, defendants and witnesses wait for trial-setting hearings each Monday in misdemeanor domestic abuse cases. Judges at the downtown District Court building decide which cases are ready for trial later in the week.

Judge Rowena Somerville had seen enough. “This case is terrible,” she said in late April, scolding defendant Jonathan Wengler for not meeting with his public defender. Read more

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