Robbery Charges Dismissed On TrialDay

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ALAMOSA, Co. - (03/23/05) -- Robbery and theft charges against asuspect in last April's armed hold-up at Valley Educators CU weredropped Monday just as the trial in the case was scheduled tobegin. The District Attorney said testimony form potentialwitnesses conflicted and a new witness surfaced at the last minutewho may be able to provide an alibi for the chief suspect in thecase, Richard Duarte. As a result, the case was dismissed withoutprejudice, which means that charges could be re-filed at a laterdate.

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