A continuation from this case, the entire case was finally dismissed. It required three trial dates to accomplish the dismissal. After investigating the case (with a private investigator), Attorney Henry Fasoldt learned that the “victims” in this case did not have clean hands and were very unlikely to show up to court. Specifically, the male party who claimed to have been victimized was a crack dealer whom had stolen property from one of the defendants. In addition, the reports to the police regarding the weapons being carried by Henry’s client (TJ) varied significantly. One report called said that TJ had a gun, another said that he wielded a machete, and yet another claimed that TJ carried a baseball bat. Lastly, there were inconsistent identifications made by the people whom claimed to be victimized.
The case was ultimately dismissed because the victims no-showed, as expected.