David Hu reports straight from the court
Today’s hearing was a “calendar call,” and not that much really happened. In a hearing that lasted about 30 minutes the students were all called forward but none of them spoke. The lawyers of each of the defendants conversed directly with the judge, but no new information was publicly announced. Superseding indictments will be filed, which means changes were made (and typically added) to the original charges. This is done since the information on hand sometimes changes between the time of the original indictment and trial, for instance someone may admit to something they didn’t before or the circumstances might change. The new indictment will take place on March 1st.
Update, 1:56 PM: According to DNAinfo, Harrison David’s lawyer says that David has suffered enough and should not do jail time. Time in jail “pales in comparison to the damage that’s already been done,” Myers said. David is in Florida living with a DoC friend of the family in search of a “more structured environment.” Myers plans to request a jail-free plea deal from the Office of Special Narcotics.
Update, 2:51 PM: Bwog contacted Michael Bachner, attorney for Mike Wymbs. According to Bachner today was a “routine court appearance in which the court sets down schedules for defense lawyers to file motions.” Bachner added, “We’ll be making efforts to have Mr. Wymbs’ case transferred to a treatment court.”