Citing a law that provides victims with rights and due process, at least 100 people raised signs and photographs of the late Krista-Rae Pike as they marched Wednesday around Courthouse Park.
Pike was killed on Jan. 14, 2008, but the murder trials for the accused —Dustin Gran and Brittany Navarra— have yet to begin. The latest setback came last week, after a Modesto judge, who is presiding over both trials, said the Madera County deputy district attorney handling the case was guilty of prosecutorial misconduct.
Relatives, friends and other supporters of the Pike family said they are tired of the trial delays and demand that justice be served so that all those affected may find closure.
“We’re gathered here today for justice for Krista. She was murdered in January of 2008 and five years, three months and 25 days later we still have no trial in sight and that is unacceptable. We are here to put the district attorney’s office on notice that they need to review their constitutional duties to victims of this case,” said Monrae English, attorney...