Once they brought in the "State's Attorney General"s office it became an exercise in "Ex Deux Machina". No matter what the evidence said, no matter the proper decision by the local DA, there HAD to be a trial, or rather "a farcical spectacle and circus for the masses"
"Oh bother" said Pooh, as he punched the magazine release...
In some peoples minds "What if?" is just as real as What Is.