Another one of the cases that suffered under the leadership of DA Gonzalez, the young victim in State v. Michael Lareco Daniel has good reason to have hope for justice. As of June 29, 2023, Randy McGinley, District Attorney for the Alcovy Circuit (Walton and Newton County) filed his Notice of Appointment as District Attorney Pro Temp and Entry of Appearance.
A few days later, Mr. McGinley filed a Motion to Vacate Nolle Prosequi on July 7, 2023. The Court granted the request for DA McGinley on July 7, 2023 to reinstate the charges against Mr. Brown despite the prior nolle prosequi which was found to be improvidently granted. As a result, the charges of Rape, Incest, and Child Molestation have been reinstated.
The Judge has not yet issued a ruling on the pending Motion for Contempt related to the failure of DA Gonzalez to comply with prior court orders requiring her production of various records regarding their prior efforts to prosecute the case. Stay tuned..