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Judge rules mother, daughter accused in murder did not receive speedy trial (UPDATE)

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A mother and daughter accused in the fatal shooting of a Greenville woman nearly seven years ago will be released from jail.

Post-Crescent Media reports Outagamie County Judge Nancy Krueger ruled Tuesday that prosecutors violated Dianna Siveny and her daughter Kandi’s right to a speedy trial.

The Sivenys filed requests for speedy trials in January, and state law dictates those trials must begin within 90 days. Otherwise, the defendants must be released from custody.

The consequence of deliberately violating a defendant’s constitutional right to a speedy trial is case dismissal, but the judge said that prosecutors’ negligence did not rise to that level.

The women were set stand trial in May and June in Lara Plamann’s death, but the trials were rescheduled for August and September.

Information from: Post-Crescent Media, http://www.postcrescent.com

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