It has been reported that the judge struggled with the decision but cited that he had no other choice but to follow the law as written.
District Judge Emilio Chavez dismissed all charges against three of the five "extremist Muslims" connected to the New Mexico compound on Wednesday, claiming that prosecutors did not move fast enough in the case according to the state's laws.
"Child abuse charges against Lucas Morton, Subhannah Wahhaj and Hujrah Wahhaj were dropped because prosecutors missed the 10-day limit for an evidentiary hearing to establish probable cause," Fox News reported.
Charges remain in place against Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and Jany Leveille who are accused of a variety of crimes related to child abuse after 11 children were found starving in the filthy compound.
ourt filings in the case from early August revealed that Siraj Ibn Wahhaj allegedly conducted "weapons training with assault rifles" with the intent of having the kids commit school shootings.