PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The widow of a person struck and killed on a South Dakota freeway by the state’s lawyer basic is making an attempt to dam the discharge of her husband’s psychological well being data.
A decide lately ordered several hospitals and clinics to provide records about Joe Boever’s psychiatric state. The order from retired Circuit Court docket Choose John Brown got here after a lawyer for Lawyer Common Jason Ravnsborg alleged in court documents that Boever’s Sept. 12 loss of life might have been a suicide.
Brown was to evaluation the data earlier than deciding whether or not any of the knowledge is related to Ravnsborg’s upcoming trial.
Jenny Boever argues that she has a considerable proper to privateness below the South Dakota Structure.
“The data sought by the Lawyer Common have a excessive chance of exposing delicate particulars about Jenny,” her lawyer, Scott Heidepriem of Sioux Falls, wrote in a letter to the decide that was publicly filed Tuesday.
Heidepriem’s letter asks that the data obtain “the utmost safety” in opposition to disclosure, KELO-TV reported.