Ricardo Rodriguez responds to Rene Guerra's appointment for special prosecutor


POSTED: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 4:08pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 7:11am

Newly elected Ricardo Rodriguez announced today he is declining District Attorney Rene Guerra appointment to be the special prosecutor for the Irene Garza cold case.

In a letter to Guerra, Rodriguez writes, "it should be obvious to you that as District Attorney, you do not have the legal authority to appoint special prosecutors."

Rodriguez adds that he will revisit the case when he officially takes office as the new D.A.

To see the complete letter as well as Guerra's original letter, click here: https://docs.google.com/a/utexas.edu/file/d/0B3lrHOUDWoqJMHBuVG94YjVSWkk...

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