Domestic violence case against ‘culturally incompetent’ defendant dropped

A judge has ended efforts to reinstate a domestic-violence prosecution against Augustin Bahati, the Congolese refugee deemed culturally incompetent to stand trial earlier this year.

Circuit Court Judge Kimberly Chabot said she wouldn’t grant city prosecutors a do-over of the case and dismissed the misdemeanor charges against Bahati, 33: four counts of domestic violence and one of sexual assault.

Four counts of domestic violence and one of sexual assault are misdemeanor charges?! And if he’s ‘culturally incompetent’ then why is he living here?

 

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