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Monday, October 21, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Vigo Courthouse adds security for cases: Two high profile cases set to go to trial"

WTHI TV10 reported Friday, in a story by Matthew Gregory, with video:

TERRE HAUTE, ind. (WTHI) - Next week will bring heightened security measures to Vigo County courts as two high profile cases head to trial. After the courtroom melee last summer the county's law enforcement said they will not be re-active this year.

Last August chaos erupted in the courthouse. Tensions boiled over as a barrister brawl spilled out of a Vigo Country courtroom. After charges had been filed against William Mallory who stands accused of murder.

Flash forward to this year. Next week his trial begins, the same week as the trial for a drunk driving death is set to start.

While Vigo County doesn't anticipate the scene repeating, the sheriff's office will make sure it doesn't.

"Obviously emotions were very high and so we have chosen to be pro-active as opposed to re-active,” Major Jeff fox of the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department said.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 21, 2013 09:26 AM
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