|Dan Zambrano, picture from|
his Public Facebook account
Something could have gone wrong in the prosecution of the case to explain this injustice of a plea deal. However, it is doubtful because if there was lack of evidence than all the charges would have been dismissed. We don't know because the County does not answer questions like this.
What is known, is all that is important. The fact a 14 year old child was gang raped and one of the guys who did it is walking with a year in Jail, with 279 days credit for time served, a $1,573 fine, and register as a sex offender for the maximum in Minnesota 10 years.