Mediation leading to more plea deals; families of victims concerned

Mediation leading to more plea deals; families of victims concerned

Kentucky, US: Families of Fayette County shooting victims have recently spoken about frustrations over suspects getting acquitted or working out plea deals with prosecutors.

They’re speaking out about their concerns as Fayette County continues to utilize felony mediation, a process started in April 2021 which helps reduce a backlog of court cases by getting prosecutors and defense attorneys to work together in an effort to reach a plea deal.

Fayette County’s backlog of court proceedings has caused some murder cases to go on for years without resolution. While mediation is intended to help relieve the issue, it has left some victims’ families feeling as though justice hasn’t been served.

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