RICHMOND, TX – A 26 year old Texas man walked out of jail a free man because the District Attorney forgot to indict the suspect within 90 days of his arrest. Richard Mendoza is accused of killing his friend, Christopher Daigle, 17, while on a hunting trip. Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey has taken full responsibility for the incident.
This does not mean that Mendoza will not be tried for his alleged crime. However, because he was not indicted within the specified period, he cannot be kept in custody pending his trial.
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