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Mistrial declared for man accused of sex crimes

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A mistrial was declared Wednesday after the lawyer for a man accused of sex crimes against children said she didn’t receive all the discovery materials from the district attorney’s office.

The evidence against Robert Gruka, who was indicted on 14 counts of sex crimes, was provided to the public defender’s office, but was not passed on to the trial attorney because of an “administrative oversight,” Assistant District Attorney Natalie Paine said in an e-mail.

The trial was postponed Tuesday afternoon to allow Gruka’s attorneys to review the evidence. When court was reconvened Wednesday morning, Jean Colohan said she still hadn’t had sufficient time to review the evidence against her client. Her second motion for a mistrial based on those facts was granted, Paine said.

The trial is rescheduled for Oct. 3.

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Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 09/14/11 - 05:01 pm
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Don't mess this up DA's

Don't mess this up DA's office.Crimes against children should be a priority.

Vito45
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Vito45 09/14/11 - 05:20 pm
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Don't try him; just let the

Don't try him; just let the fathers of those girls have him for a little while. He will come out with body parts missing.

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 09/15/11 - 01:49 am
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Who was the judge?

Who was the judge?

stillamazed
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stillamazed 09/15/11 - 05:34 am
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Sicko, I will never

Sicko, I will never understand the mind of someone like that....also I don't believe they can be rehabilitated.

TruthJusticeFaithHope
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TruthJusticeFaithHope 09/15/11 - 06:05 am
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Vito45 - I believe Gruka IS

Vito45 - I believe Gruka IS the father of at least one of the alleged victims. Future AC articles may clarify that.

MATTERS2ME2
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MATTERS2ME2 09/15/11 - 07:06 am
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Hang The SICKO Or Better yet

Hang The SICKO Or Better yet Let us and The girls he ABUSED Stone him to death..In certain parts of Africa They have very low crime rate because if you break the law The Villagers will all beat you or stone you to death~ Wake up America The EASY Jail Time for the low life criminals is NOT working!! Please Don't let this guy off easy..Those Precious Children He Molested are the ones who are going to be paying for his Sick actions for the rest of their lives!!

Butterfly83
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Butterfly83 09/15/11 - 07:46 am
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What is our country coming
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What is our country coming to??? You can get away with pretty much anything here..... :(

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 09/15/11 - 05:50 pm
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That thing growing out of his

That thing growing out of his forehead makes him that much sicker.

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