Charges against Kettrell Berry dropped; sprinter’s ordeal over?
San Diego news media are reporting that charges have been dropped against Kettrell Berry, the long-sprint champion whose ordeal began two years ago when he was accused of molesting a teen girl at the school for troubled youths where he worked. “Deputy District Attorney Renee Palermo told Judge Joan Weber Monday that based on defense discovery, the prosecution had some DNA evidence tested and wanted to present the results â€” expected later this week â€” at Berry’s trial, but the judge ruled the evidence inadmissible. Since Berry insisted on going forward with trial immediately â€” which is his right â€” Palermo said she decided to dismiss the case and refile charges when the new DNA results are available,” one report said. Methinks we’ve seen the end of the case. Kettrell has been training and competing as an M50, but not at full speed. Hope this cloud being lifted means he’ll be able to focus more.