State v. Newman

In State v. Newman, 88 P.3d 445, 453-54 (Wyo. 2004), the Court reversed the district court's dismissal with prejudice of the charges against the defendant. The trial court granted Newman's request for a mistrial on the basis of prosecutorial misconduct and then dismissed the charges against him with prejudice, finding the defendant's speedy trial right had been violated. On appeal, the Court addressed the question of whether the district court properly dismissed the charges against Newman for violation of his constitutional right to a speedy trial, but declined to determine whether a second trial would violate his right not to be placed twice in jeopardy.