Time to leave Bernard Baran alone
Justice was not served in this case, and the consequence was 21 years in state prison for Baran. One has to wonder what motivates District Attorney David F. Capeless to consider a retrial or an appeal of a decision by a Superior Court judge, upheld by the Massachusetts Appeals Court, that depicts accusations as essentially groundless and the trial as a shambles.
Perhaps Mr. Capeless is intent upon assuaging the reputation of a prosecution for which the Appeals Court raised the possibility of misconduct. What the latest rulings reveal, however, is that an injustice was perpetuated against Mr. Baran, and it's time he be left alone to live the rest of his life in peace.
RICHARD T. DELMASTO
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