So this morning I get back on the phone to the county attorney’s office. First the woman I reach can’t find the cases…turns out she hit a wrong numeral in her search. Then we discover the perps have got NEW case numbers. She succeeds in tracking down all four case numbers…and, it develops, they’ve been vacated!
“Soooo,” say I, ever suspicious, “what does that mean?”
“Well,” says she, “probably they took a plea deal.”
“So I don’t have to show up at all?”
“Thank you very much,” I say. “And if there’s anything I can do to help out if needed, let me know,”
“Bake us some cookies?” she says. “Just kidding!”