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Court tosses evidence in Lowell Barron case

The state's high court upheld rulings rejecting efforts to introduce evidence that Lowell Barron was in a romantic relationship with his co-defendant. The state's high court upheld rulings rejecting efforts to introduce evidence that Lowell Barron was in a romantic relationship with his co-defendant.
DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - An attorney for former State Senator Lowell Barron says an Alabama Supreme Court ruling Friday is a complete victory.

The state's high court upheld rulings by lower courts rejecting efforts to introduce evidence that Barron was in a romantic relationship with his co-defendant Rhonda Johnson.

Barron and Johnson was indicted last year on charges of misusing campaign funds.

Barron's attorney Joe Espy says the ruling is a total victory for Barron.

"It is incumbent on the Attorney General to dismiss the case," said Espy. "It should have never been brought and it is over."

Barron issued the following statement following the ruling:

"We are very pleased with the unanimous ruling today by the Supreme Court. This matter has now gone through the entire appellate process, including two appellate courts which have both ruled unanimously in our favor. Based on the Attorney General's own statements to the court that Judge Coles 'Order will be fatal to the prosecution of these charges...' and the appellate courts now upholding that ruling today, this case should now be concluded. I take the Attorney General as a man of his word and expect him to dismiss the case. I appreciate so much the kind words, thoughts and prayers I've received from so many all over the state."

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