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Delay in trial didn’t violate Sixth Amendment rights (access required)

Where a trial delay was caused by several factors beyond the government’s control, including COVID-19, defendant’s medical problems and a weather-related travel delay, and the defendant showed no resulting prejudice, his motion to dismiss the indictment on speedy trial grounds was denied. Background This matter is before the court on Francis David Sherman Sr.’s motion to dismiss ...