Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is discounting arguments that Governor Doug Ducey’s tweet that “we’ve got him” when alleged freeway shooter Leslie Merritt Jr. was arrested earlier this month might taint potential jurors in the case, saying that unless the Governor has 6,000,000 followers that not everyone will have seen it. 
 
Montgomery notes that the total counts against Merritt have been reduced from 16 to 15 but that is not indicative of the quality of the investigation or the strength of the evidence against him. Montgomery notes that the public can feel safe, despite Merritt’s only being charged in four of the 11 alleged incidents, as there have been no shootings since his arrest.  Merritt is due to be arraigned on October 1st

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