St. Louis, MO (KTRS) The felony invasion of privacy case against Governor Eric Greitens is moving forward.
In a packed courtroom on Thursday morning, Judge Rex Burlison denied a request by the Governor’s defense team to dismiss the indictment. He said In order to dismiss case,the defendant would have to be irreparably harmed. The judge concluded that this can be corrected.
However, Burlison scolded the prosecution for not turning over evidence sooner, resulting in sanctions.
“These rules are not mere rules of etiquette, Clearly in this case the state has committed sanctionable discovery violations of the rules of criminal procedure.” Burlison said.
The sanctions allow the defense to retake witness depositions, including with the Governor’s former mistress. The judge said the sanctions may also include fines.
The judge also said this motion to dismiss will be reconsidered if there are further violations.
The trial is scheduled for May 14