Criminal defendants have a right to confront witnesses. Prosecutor Bill Reedy said that was one of the obstacles his office encountered in the Milford Barnett case, which took nearly five years to get to trial.
“The things that kept this case from going to trial were beyond everybody’s control,” Reedy said.
Milford Barnett was arrested on April 18, 2007. Police said they found his mother, Pearl Barnett, unresponsive at his home on Black Jack Road.