Case dismissed against Lawrence store owner

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A judge has dismissed an indictment against a Lawrence man who was charged with selling stolen goods from his second-hand store.

U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia this week dismissed a 19-count indictment against Guy Neighbors, who was charged in 2007 along with his wife.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/1gSPlTG ) Murguia ruled several delays violated Neighbors’ right to a speedy trail. Neighbors was found incompetent to stand trial and hospitalized in 2009. The judge said some of the delays could have been prevented by changes in his treatment.

Neighbors was released on bond in September 2011, but his case was delayed for nearly two more years because of his lawyer’s health issues.

Neighbors’ wife, Carrie, was convicted in 2010 and is serving an eight-year prison sentence in West Virginia.

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Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

 

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