A Crawford County Judge threw out Crawford County Attorney John Gutierrez’s motion to reconsider on the Andrew Romanzi case.

About a month ago, the Crawford County District Court in Girard dismissed all charges against Romanzi, who had been charged with four counts of cruelty to animals stemming from a situation involving English Bulldogs found in Romanzi's freezer.

A Crawford County Judge threw out Crawford County Attorney John Gutierrez’s motion to reconsider on the Andrew Romanzi case.
About a month ago, the Crawford County District Court in Girard dismissed all charges against Romanzi, who had been charged with four counts of cruelty to animals stemming from a situation involving English Bulldogs found in Romanzi's freezer.
The court originally dismissed all charges with prejudice, meaning the state is prohibited from refiling the case.
The misdemeanor charges were dismissed because of a violation of Romanzi's right to a speedy trial, which is preserved by Kansas law.
The decision came when the county attorney’s office failed to bring Romanzi, a rural Pittsburg resident, to trial within 180 days of first appearance.