Defendant was charged with brutally beating his girlfriend and holding her captive in his home against her will. Prosecution had numerous gruesome photographs of the injuries that he allegedly caused to her face. His girlfriend told a grand jury about the kidnapping, beatings and abuse she suffered by his hands. His girlfriend attended every court date. However, once I demanded a speedy trial, she stopped coming to court. I kept my demand going and on the final day of trial the State of Illinois dismissed all charges!