I doubt this story has many legs left, since the main impression of shock and awe has been achieved. The followup will be years in the making, with laws passed probably long before any of the sims go to trial.
Take the Luc Magnotta case as an example. While I haven’t looked into it is a fakery case (although it sure fits the profile), it has been put off well into the future. What’s the holdup? This is a simple way for the public’s 24 hour memory to fade and ultimately ignore the case. The whittling of the public’s subconscious has been accomplished.