After careful review of the prior trial testimony in State of Kansas v. Galen Satoe, 2014CR000948, and all evidence available to the State, a decision has been made not to proceed with a third trial at this time. The State remains convinced this crime occurred; however, without additional evidence to present to a jury, we cannot conclude that another trial would result in a different outcome.
The District Attorney’s Office will offer no additional comment.
*Rule 226 - Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct
3.6 Advocate: Trial Publicity
3.8 Advocate: Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor