Polk County, Iowa, prosecutors have asked that the murder case against Justin Pollard be dropped in order to give an expert witness from the FBI time to review crucial videotape evidence. Pollard, 24, is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly running down Annamarie Rittman, 46, in the parking lot of a Lowe’s store in December of 2005. Assistant county attorneys asked that the case be dismissed without prejudice, meaning charges against Pollard can be refiled after a fornesic expert witness reviews the tapes which could take three months. DesMoinesRegister.com also writes:
Authorities remained mum on any possible motive in the crime… Polk County Attorney John Sarcone declined to discuss the motion, citing the pending litigation. Prosecutors say personnel at the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia can review…the video and the judge’s order, but that it could take up to three months. Charges against Pollard are likely to be refiled at that time.