On the heels of a young man’s challenge to the custody of his child, a young woman in California complained – and the District Attorney’s office charged – a felony domestic violence assault for allegedly smashing the victims head into a wall several times and threatening to kill she and her child.
As often happens in these cases, neither the prosecutor nor the police truly ‘tested” or “grilled” the victim about her story before taking the case to trial. On the witness stand, the “victim” changed her story several times. The District Attorney, embarrassed at the false charges and the woman’s complete lack of credibility, dismissed the charges two weeks into the trial.
It was too late, the accused, a 24 year old kitchen manager – already had lost everything -his job and his reputation. He demanded a trial – even though he was facing 5 years in prison – yes he was vindicated by a jury that actually clapped when the case was dismissed by the DA.