State officially to end Tripp case next Wednesday

May 26, 2000|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

State prosecutors will officially drop wiretapping charges against Linda R. Tripp on Wednesday.

Officials in the Howard County Circuit Court Clerk's office said yesterday that state prosecutors would appear before Judge Diane O. Leasure at 2 p.m.

State prosecutors announced they were dropping the case this week after a judicial ruling that severely limited evidence they could present at trial.

A state prosecutor will call the case, 38397, and then dismiss the charges. Tripp's attorney, Joseph Murtha, said he likely will not attend the hearing, which should last less than a minute.

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