From Jimmie Gates' story in today's Clarion-Ledger:
District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith, who had led the effort to prosecute the case, didn't attend the hearing and was said to have been in another courtroom at the time.
"He should have been here," Yerger said.
From Donna Ladd's blurb at JacksonFreePress.com:
District Attorney Robert S. Smith was absent again when Hinds County Circuit Judge Swan Yerger dropped murder charges against Sharrod Moore in the 1995 killing of Jackson Police Officer Robert J. Washington.It turns out that the DA was outside, as can be seen in an explosive video from WLBT I just found and will post about.