Back in 1990, a few weeks before I moved to Las Vegas to become a federal prosecutor, a horrendous crime occurred there. An FBI agent walked in on an armed bank robbery. He didn’t walk out. The bank robber, Jose Echavarria, got the drop on John Bailey and murdered him.
Now, almost 30 year later, Bailey’s killer has been granted a new trial by the 9th Circus Court of Appeals. The reason? The judge who presided over the killer’s murder trial had been investigated for corruption – by the murdered agent.
Some bizarre, convoluted judgment persuaded the appellate court that this denied the murderer a fair trial.
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