Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Political Game?

What a mess this was.

Why the Court of Inquiry?

Was it politically motivated?

I don't know; ask the Guadalupe County Attorney, Ms. Elizabeth Murray-Kolb.

Banker cleared in death of S.A. girl
Ron Maloney Correspondent - Seguin Gazette

SEGUIN — A judge ruled Tuesday there was no evidence of wrongdoing or a cover-up on the part of 25th Judicial District Attorney Heather McMinn or Sheriff Arnold Zwicke in connection with Francesca “Frankie” Casseb’s 2007 drowning death, adding there was insufficient probable cause to believe the man who put her in the Guadalupe River was reckless or negligent.

Senior State District Judge Doug Shaver issued the rulings at the close of two days of hearing evidence in a court of inquiry that included emotional and tearful testimony by James “Dan” Rollins III and his daughter Kristin, who were the last people to see Casseb, 12, alive as she struggled while pinned to a tree by fast current in the Guadalupe River below Lake Dunlap dam.

“The court finds that there is absolutely no evidence of a cover-up or any criminal conduct on behalf of the district attorney and/or the sheriff of Guadalupe County,” Shaver said. “The court further finds insufficient evidence of any criminal wrongdoing by Mr. Rollins. The court finds this event to be a tragic accident and offers its profound sympathies to the Casseb family.”

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