District Judge Emilio Chavez dismissed all charges against three of the five “extremist Muslims” connected to the New Mexico compound on Wednesday, claiming that prosecutors did not move fast enough in the case according to the state’s laws.
“Child abuse charges against Lucas Morton, Subhannah Wahhaj and Hujrah Wahhaj were dropped because prosecutors missed the 10-day limit for an evidentiary hearing to establish probable cause,” Fox News reported.
Charges remain in place against Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and Jany Leveille, who are accused of a variety of crimes related to child abuse after 11 children were found starving in the filthy compound.
Court filings in the case from early August revealed that Siraj Ibn Wahhaj allegedly conducted “weapons training with assault rifles” with the intent of having the kids commit school shootings.
CNN reported this week that investigators had found a “handwritten document titled ‘Phases of a Terrorist Attack,'” and that the “extremist Muslims” had allegedly planned to attack a hospital.
Fox News noted that Judge Chavez reportedly struggled with the decision but said that he had no choice other than to follow the law, adding that prosecutors can still ask a grand jury to indict the three “extremist Muslims.”