Prosecutor says he'll fight Missouri man's release
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A prosecutor wants a state appeals panel to overturn a Missouri judge's ruling releasing a man accused of sexually assaulting an infant.
Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce on Oct. 23 granted a defense motion to release Aaron Michael Fisher after his public defender argued that Fisher's constitutional right to a speedy trial had been violated.
Fisher had been charged in 2009 with two counts of forcible sodomy of a 5-month-old girl. He was scheduled to stand trial Nov. 23 until the judge granted the motion to release Fisher.
The Kansas City Star reports Miller County Prosecutor Ben Winfrey has filed notice he'll ask the Missouri Court of Appeals' Western District in Kansas City to overturn Joyce's ruling.
Joyce's secretary said Friday the judge can't comment on her cases.