Posted Tuesday, January 20, 2004 7:58 AM | Contributed by supermandl
Three defendants pleaded not guilty Friday in connection with the Aug. 13 electrocution death of a Madison Township boy at the Lake County Fair in Ohio. The charges included manslaughter and reckless homicide. The boy was electrocuted when he touched a the railing of a bumper car ride at the fair, and died about a month later.
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, I'm guessing they need a scapegoat that is credible.
The charges claim the ride was not properly grounded and the inspectors did not properly perform their duties because they did not find the problem
It sounds thought like the prosecutor is casting a rather wide net. 3 indictments so far and more to come. And, a "mystery" expert witness. An expert witness cannot be a mystery. His credentials have to be known.
Another note. In most cases, the case against the inspectors would have to be based on "did they perform their inspections with due diligence". The prosecution cannot base its case against them simply on the fact that they didn't find the fault. The prosecution would also have to provide some sort of evidence to indicate that the fault was there when the inspeciton was performed. If they failed to perform the required inspections, falsified records, etc. then they are in big trouble
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