Relatives have been indicted for class 4 felony child / elder abuse. They firmly believe the charges are going to be dropped.
A prosecutor can choose to dismiss a case after an indictment has been returned. Sometimes the court has to agree. So its possible, but that doesn't mean it will happen.
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