Saturday, April 20, 2002

Patient-abuse trial date set

By Janice Morse,
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        HAMILTON — A Butler County judge ruled Friday that apatient-abuse case will proceed after an earlier mistrial.

        Judge H.J. Bressler said he acted “in an abundance of caution” when he granted the April 9 mistrial for Timothy Lee Ivers, 39.

        Mr. Ivers is charged with patient abuse and misdemeanor assault of a mentally retarded client of a Hamilton workshop.

        His lawyer, F. Joseph Schiavone, had claimed that a statement from Mr. Ivers was improperly included in the trial and that an accusatory letter about Mr. Ivers was improperly withheld.

        Judge Bressler on Friday found no improprieties and refused to dismiss charges against Mr. Ivers, whose retrial is set for July 29.

        Mr. Ivers denied any knowledge of abused clients on Jan. 30, 2001.

        Four days earlier, however, a video camera had captured Mr. Ivers pulling Glenn Kidd, then 36, into a restroom by his belt, authorities said.

        Mr. Schiavone suggested his client was trying to provide the guidance that Mr. Kidd's conditions require.


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