Over 100 Twin Peaks cases may soon be dropped as early as next week.
This announcement from the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office came as 41-year-old Phillip White demanded a speedy trial.
The D.A.’s Office says they are re-evaluating the Twin Peaks cases to determine whether some will be dismissed, including White’s case.
Out of the 177 Twin Peaks cases, dozens are no longer lingering because of granted dismissals.
The D.A.’s Office says they are close to coming up with a final list. They anticipate only 25-30 cases will face a jury.
White and his defense attorney were not the only people in the courtroom on Friday, nearly 30 other bikers and their attorneys sat in for a status hearing.
This means defense attorneys checked in with the judge and made sure they have the evidence they need from the prosecution to move forward with a trial date.
The judge says as soon as the final list of cases to go trial is ready, he wants to schedule five trials around the same time to keep things moving before the new D.A. starts in January.
“In other words, we are finally going to have our day in court and let the chips fall where they may,” says Defense Attorney Paul Looney.
Judge Strother told FOX44 Friday was an accomplishment.