New Mexico judge drops charges against 3 suspects in ‘extremist Muslim’ compound case

New Mexico judge drops charges against 3 suspects in ‘extremist Muslim’ compound case
Siraj Wahhaj (L) and Lucas Morten (R). Taos County Sheriff

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A district judge in New Mexico dropped charges against three people who were linked to a compound where alleged Muslim extremists held starving children and were allegedly planning to carry out attacks.

District Judge Emilio Chavez dismissed charges against three of five defendants, citing the New Mexico state “10-day rule,” Fox News reported on Aug. 29.

Lucas Morton, Subhannah Wahhaj, and Hujrah Wahhaj were facing child abuse charges in the case. Prosecutors missed the 10-day mark for an evidentiary hearing to establish probable cause against the suspects, and the charges were dropped, the report said.

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The judge added that it is very difficult decision to drop the charges, but he said the state’s rule left him with no option.

They could be released as early as the afternoon on Aug. 29, The Associated Press reported.

Prosecutors can still seek charges for the suspects by going to a grand jury to indict them but offered no immediate indication on what they are planning to do.

Charges against Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and Jany Leveille, the two other suspects, remain.

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