“No matter what the verdict, the end result would likely be the same – he would be deported,” Moss said. “I therefore determined that retrying him would be an unreasonable expenditure of time and resources for very little return.”
Moss added that he still thought the case was handled appropriately by prosecutors and investigators. “It’s a case that should’ve been tried,” he said. “It was a tough decision going in, but it was the right decision, given the facts we had to deal with.”
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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