Courtesy of LA Times. July 19, 2003.
"[Bryant] is falsely accused of an extremely serious crime, a crime which carries with it the potential of a life sentence," said Mackey. "No prosecutor should file charges unless the evidence is so strong that it can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. The evidence in this case falls far, far short of that standard."
Mackey also criticized Eagle County Sheriff Joseph Hoy.
"The sheriff of Eagle County and certain of his deputies insist on making public and inappropriate statements," Mackey said, "statements that are endangering our ability to select a fair and impartial jury. It must stop. If it doesn't, we will ask the court to enter an order stopping these inappropriate comments."
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