Williams was sentenced in April 1985 to fifteen years in jail for theft in Lake County and in September 1985 to 10 years and 20 years in two extra Lake County theft instances, Indiana Division of Correction information present.
Williams’ attorneys, Paul Stracci and Michael Woods, filed a movement in September asking a Lake Felony Court docket choose to dismiss the newest case towards their consumer.
The protection attorneys wrote the prosecution of Williams must be barred as a result of “the matter might have beforehand been charged and dismissed” or the matter “may and will have been joined for trial to beforehand prosecuted issues.”
The attorneys additionally argued a 35-year delay in bringing expenses towards Williams was premature, prejudiced Williams’ protection and violated his due course of rights.
Lake County Deputy Prosecutor Infinity Westberg wrote in court docket filings that two of the three girls who have been sexually assaulted in 1984 have died, so no expenses have been introduced on behalf of them. Additional, one of many males suspected within the rapes additionally has died.
Westberg wrote Williams couldn’t show he was ever charged within the rape of the surviving sufferer.
The state would have been permitted to affix its case within the Hobart rapes with Williams’ different instances on the time, however it was not required to take action below the legislation, she wrote.