Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Lawyer claims flaws in Boyles indictment

By Marie McCain mmccain@enquirer.com
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        The attorney for a Price Hill man who faces conspiracy and weapons charges in the April death of the mother of his three children will seek to invalidate his client's indictment today.

        A Hamilton County grand jury Monday charged William David Boyles, 27, with two counts each of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder and having weapons under disability in the death of Sara Ridder of Westwood.

        He is scheduled for arraignment today.

        Mr. Boyles' attorney, Richard Goldberg, said Monday that the new charges should be dismissed because he has proof that a witness subpoenaed to testify did not go before the grand jury - a violation of state law.

        Instead, a prosecutor questioned the witness outside the presence of the grand jury and a court stenographer recorded her testimony, Mr. Goldberg said. In addition, he said, the witness's summons was not signed by the grand jury foreman, per state law, and she was not sworn in appropriately.

        Grand jury proceedings are secret and only prosecutors participate.

        “How do I know they presented the whole transcript?” Mr. Goldberg asked.


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