Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett responding to Kami Spencer’s allegations earlier this month. (Joshua Scheer photo.)
(Lander, Wyo.) – The Fremont County Commission yesterday voted unanimously not to ask the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office to investigate Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett’s decision to dismiss the first degree murder case against Gabriel Drennen.
Earlier this month, after a lengthy statement, Kami Spencer asked the Commission to request the Attorney General’s Office to look into Bennett’s actions. Spencer is the mother of Leroy Hoster’s child; Hoster was shot and killed by Gabriel Drennen in 2010, and Bennett recently dropped all charges in case.
In separate interviews, both Commission Vice Chairman Keja Whiteman and Commissioner Travis Becker said Ninth District Court Judge Norman E. Young’s decision to approve the dismissal played a role their decisions.
They both said that because the judge approved the dismissal and opted not to have the matter looked into himself, that showed them they didn’t need to look into it.
Both also commended Spencer for coming forward and speaking her mind. They noted she has the option to appeal the case Wyoming State Bar Association and find a way to work against Bennett in this year’s election.