End to a Prosecution That Should Never Have Begun

dismissal of dr rileys chargesDismissal of Dr. Riley’s charges

The State’s Attorney for Cecil County dropped all charges in the murder prosecution of Dr. Nicola Riley. This action was taken a week before a hearing was to be held on her motion to dismiss all charges. Dr. Riley and her lawyers were confident that she would prevail on that motion because the conduct the State’s Attorney charged is not a crime under Maryland law. The State’s Attorney’s decision to drop the charges confirms that he knew he could not prevail. Our client has been and continues to be appalled that the State ever brought this case.

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