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By Andrew Christiansen

Mother objects to prosecution putting blame on previous administration


The dismissal of charges against Dana Klein II during a hearing before Judge Brian Altman on July 21 was reported by The Sentinel on Aug. 13. The story generated a great deal of comment, first through Facebook, then directly from the Klickitat County Prosecutor’s office and from Stephanie Sattig, the mother of the alleged victim in Klein’s original trial.

Deputy Prosecutor Kate Matthews told The Sentinel that she was concerned that people were blaming the current prosecutor’s administration for the mismanagement that led to the dismissal of charges against Klein. Two weeks later, The Sentinel published a letter to the editor from Senior Deputy Prosecutor Brian Aaron, criticizing the...

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