An attorney who has signed on to the long-pending Rontarus Washington Jr. case said on a podcast released Wednesday that he had to apologize to his wife for taking another case in Kansas: “There’s no way I’m letting this go.”
Rontarus Washington Jr. appeared in court with one of his new Innocence Project defense attorneys Tuesday afternoon, and two others appeared via Zoom. Meanwhile, the Franklin County attorney says he will not prosecute the defense’s alternative suspect in an alleged sex crime attempt.
Rontarus Washington Jr.’s longtime defense counsel has withdrawn from the case, but it seems they’ll be replaced by the Midwest Innocence Project plus one of the two attorneys who recently argued — successfully — that Albert Wilson should get a new trial.
Updated at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, to add background: A judge refrained from ruling […]
Testimony of the embattled former coroner for Douglas County will likely face further scrutiny as a 2004 cold case has been determined to be a homicide.
Rontarus Washington Jr.’s defense attorneys withdrew from the long-pending case Thursday — but within an […]
Defense counsel for Rontarus Washington Jr. has requested to withdraw from the case, but just prior, the team filed an additional motion pushing for the case to be dismissed.
Updated at 7:48 p.m. Friday: A sex crime report that has recently surfaced in a […]