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Scientology to argue for dismissal of case

Title: Scientology to argue for dismissal of case
Date: Tuesday, 4 April 2000
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Thomas C. Tobin
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If the judge denies the church's request, the focus shifts to a five-week criminal trial scheduled in October. Seventeen months after it was criminally charged in the death of Lisa McPherson, the Church of Scientology will have its first big day in court on Wednesday and a chance, it hopes, for vindication. "The entire basis for the state's prosecution of this case has now collapsed," begins one of the many Scientology legal briefs arguing the case should be dismissed. The prosecution ... [Read the rest at]