Mary Ann Rivera: Cold-Case Murder Charge Dropped

Categories: Courts, Crime

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Mary Ann Rivera won't face a murder charge.
We wrote last month about Mary Ann Rivera, an elderly woman arrested for the 1970 murder of her husband.

She had been charged with killing him by pouring hot grease over him; she posted bond and then disappeared.

Today, the Houston Chronicle reports, the charge has been dropped.

Rivera's attorney had argued that her client had been denied her right to a speedy trial because the government had not diligently pursued the case.

"She was living under her own name," the attorney said. "She wasn't trying to hide."

Rivera, 76, was arrested in a small Georgia town. Apparently she had been difficult to track because the cops didn't have a date of birth for her to check public records with.


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6 comments
TK
TK

What the hell?  

Guest
Guest

I wonder if DA Judge Lykos will make a press release that this case was dismissed.   They made a big deal about the "cold case" arrest.    They seem to have a PR department that is working overtime to distract from the grand jury investigation.

CherryBomb
CherryBomb

Wow that is unbelieveable. So is that face. *shudder* The Ma Fratelli comparison is a good one.

Dan
Dan

I'm sure she apologized.  In Texas in a criminal is let go for simply apologizing.

Matthew Potter
Matthew Potter

Someone tell Chunk to round up the Goonies. Ma Fratelli is on the loose.

Katy
Katy

You know what this means!

She's free and single, boys!

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