State ex rel. James L. Knotts v. Hon. Richard Facemire, Judge

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Criminal defendant sought emergency prohibition to prevent the circuit court from commencing criminal trial against him, arguing that fundamental fairness imposes a duty on the State to act within a reasonable time in prosecuting him for alleged offenses which occurred 14-17 years before he was indicted and which the State was aware of at the time that they were alleged to have occurred.