Big County DA Mary Rain says the judge got it wrong and that there will be no consideration of other suspects in the 2011 murder of 12 year old Garrett Phillips of Potsdam.
After a crash and burn courtroom loss this week Ms. Rain held an invitation only presser to announce Oral Hillary is the killer and there will be no further investigation. The legal scholar and one term DA opted against the old "jury has spoken" approach in favor of being the bitter and vindictive prosecutor.
Prosecutors do sometimes lose even though they have tremendous advantages going in including unlimited resources. It's the law that protects the accused and in this case Judge Felix Catena said the state didn't meet the burden of proof.
Clearly, Ms. Rain did believe Mr. Hillary strangled the lad, but there is a time to shut your pie hole, and that opportunity was missed by the DA.
Watertown Daily Times | Rain concluding Phillips murder investigation unusual, with possible future ramifications