Jasmine Stanley, a woman who has been behind bars for alleged cruelty to her children, gets a new trial and Judge David Ritchie has vacated Stanley's sentence.
Stanley was expected to post bond and be released from jail later this afternoon. The judge's reason for giving Stanley a new trial was, in part, due to ineffective assistance of counsel.
She was represented by a public defender who says his huge caseload and under funding resulted in ineffective representation of Stanley.
Defense attorneys hired by Stanley say they have evidence they believe proves she is innocent. They predict charges against her will be dropped.
No new trial date has been sent.
At the end of this story, read the complete statement issued by Stanley's defense attorney.
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Statement by defense attorney Adam Johnson: