(quote) Cheryl-409772 said: So, what in the world is taking them so long....it has been ages and everyone knows he is guilty though they tried to hide that it was terrorist/muslim related.
It's not unusual for even simple murder cases to take a year or two to make it to court. This one is going to be more complicated and will probably involve a competent defense attorney who is likely doing some real work.
The investigators have no doubt brought in any number of different types of forensic examiners. There will be the crime scene guys and ballistic guys. They will probably have gotten done fairly fast. Then there will no doubt be quite a few computers and email accounts that got combed through. The defendant presumambly at a minimum had a work computer, a computer at home, and a cell phone. Of course, he might have had a couple work computers and half a dozen ones at home. Probably some google or yahoo accounts that needed to be acquired.
In addition to the forensics, there would have been a ton of interviews to do. All of the defendant's co-workers, friends and family would have gotten a visit. There would have been multiple people associated with each of the victims that got interviewed.
Then after CID got done with their investigation, the defense likely has their own experts going over all the evidence a second time. They also would have been seeing what holes they could poke in the CID work.
Then the prosecutors would give the defense expert's reports to their own exports to see what holes were there.
After all that, the lawyers on both sides have to read everything and figure out how to build their cases.
I'm not saying it couldn't be done faster, but there is legitimately a lot to do.