The two women arrested for allegedly plotting to carry out a plot to kill Swedish artist Lars Vilks appeared in court and voluntarily waived their rights to a speedy trial. The woman Colleen LaRose and Jamie Paulin-Ramirez (dubbed “Jihaad Jane” and “Jihaad Jamie” by the media) have pleaded not guilty. Their trail could start as early as November.
U.S. District Judge Petrese Tucker granted a government motion to declare the case “complex” and delayed trial for both Colleen LaRose and Jamie Paulin-Ramirez to an unspecified date.
Both women, who largely avoided looking at each other, voluntarily agreed to waive their rights to a speedy trial. Defendants are entitled to a trial within 70 days of their initial appearance in court.
Prosecutors filed court papers last month asking a judge to declare the case complex because of the volume of electronic evidence seized, including a dozen computer hard drives. The feds said that defense attorneys would need more time to review the evidence.
2 thoughts on “Jihaad Jane and Jamie waive right to speedy trial”
Some context, please.
Why would the defendants agree to stew in prison longer than necessary?
Because their defense needed more time to review the evidence?
Just a guess.
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