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Apr 13, 2015

Attorney Dickie Bradley Explains the Nature of the Case Against Mendez

Richard ‘Dickie’ Bradley

In court on behalf of Mendez was Senior Counsel Richard ‘Dickie’ Bradley.  He explained the nature of the charges brought against his client.

 

Richard ‘Dickie’ Bradley, Attorney for Marco Tulio Mendez

“Because these charges are way out of time, the law requires that you can bring a matter in front of any magistrate court within a certain period. These are matters that transpired or alleged to have transpired years and years ago. And so what has happened because it cannot be tried in the magistrate court, it is completely statute barred and out of time. Somewhere, some decision has been made to still charge him and still take the matter to the Supreme Court so that in fact he will be coming to the magistrate court on a number of occasions until such time when all the information and documentation are ready for it to be sent up to the Supreme Court. So that is a long process, first of all. Because this is a peculiar matter, this is not some stranger making an allegation; these are family members, these are people he has been such a close part of and in fact is still a close part of that family that I would not want him to be saying too much. Normally, we would say to our client, you can strongly protest your innocence and deny your innocence, but we don’t want him to be involved in any back and forward with members of the family. This is a very sensitive matter. His wife, who is the mother of those children, has gone on television to say how she is so disappointed the way how this matter is being manipulated and how nobody cares about what the children may have gone through and so on and so forth. And that still remains the number one concern.”

 

While the matter will eventually be elevated to the Supreme Court, Bradley says it will be a rather lengthy process getting there.

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