This morning Lisa Randall, a client of Arizona Criminal Attorney David Michael Cantor, had her charges of first degree murder and aggravated child abuse dismissed with prejudice by Judge Michael Kemp. The dismissal with prejudice of this First Degree Murder case are a sign that common sense does still exist in Maricopa Law and is the culmination of over 3 years of heartache for Lisa and her family. DM Cantor are pleased that Lisa and her family are able to move on with her life. We have provided you with the letter that David Cantor sent to Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley’s office on June 30th. It describes the details of the case and why we argued for a dismissal. We invite you to leave comments and let us know what you think as well.
June 30, 2010
Maricopa County Attorney’s Office
301 W. Jefferson Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85003
Re: Our Client: Lisa Randall CR2008-132791
I hope this letter finds you in good health. I am sending this letter to you per your request from when we spoke the other day on the telephone. I was also recently asked by the Prosecutor on this case, Belle Whitney, to prepare and provide a letter detailing the reasons why this case should be dismissed or pled to an extensively reduced charge. Therefore, I am also providing a copy of this letter to her. Hopefully, after reviewing all of these documents, we can sit down and resolve this case prior to the Final Trial Management Conference of July 22, 2010 as the Jury Trial is set for a firm start date of August 2, 2010.
In an article in the Arizona Republic in the Valley and State section published on May 13, 2009, addressing the recent dismissal by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office of a 4 ½ year old criminal murder prosecution against Craig Rettig, the reporter, Laurie Roberts, concluded by wondering, “[h]ow many Craig Rettigs there are out there.” (See Attachment 1, Article) I am writing this letter to alert you to at least one more “Craig Rettig” who is currently unjustly suffering a continuing murder prosecution based on flawed investigation and incorrect conclusions of the Peoria Police Department and Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office. (more…)