Judge rules against 3rd trial for US agent in fatal Waikiki shooting
HONOLULU — A U.S. State Department agent who shot and killed a man in a Waikiki fast-food restaurant cannot be tried a third time, a U.S. judge ruled Friday.
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Two trials for the same offense sounds like plenty. Particularly if the defendant is having to pay the substantial costs of the defense each time. The government should not be allowed to bankrupt people into a guilty verdict. (This is a general comment about our legal system, nothing to do with this specific case of which I know little.)