Wallace E. Shobe trail date set

Indianapolis Police Dept officer broadsided Robert Hill, 18, at 16th & Arlington

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Wallace E. Shobe trail date set - Officer charged in death gets date for 2nd...
Officer charged in death gets date for 2nd trial ; Court chooses time in December for case of patrolman accused in fatal traffic accident By Janet E. Williams STAR STAFF WRITER An Indianapolis patrolman charged with reckless homicide In the death of a Greenfield teen-ager teen-ager teen-ager will go to trial a second time Dec. 6. Marion Superior Court Judge Gary L. Miller of Criminal Division, Division, Room 5, set that date Tuesday Tuesday after Deputy Prosecutor Me-linda Me-linda Me-linda Haag asked for a quick trial for Wallace E. Shobe, 43. Haag was a substitute for Chief Assistant Prosecutor David Milton, who arrived In court about 10 minutes after the hearing started. Shobe, a seven-year seven-year seven-year Indianapolis Indianapolis Police Department officer, is charged with reckless homicide in the Aug. 21. 1992. death of Robert M. Hill. 18. Shobe's first trial ended ended last week with a hung Jury. The teen-ager teen-ager teen-ager died when his car was struck broadside by a patrol car driven by Shobe at 16th Street and Arlington Avenue. Shobe said he was racing to meet another officer who may have had two robbery suspects cornered. Prose cution witnesses testified that he drove through a red light and his emergency lights weren't turned on. f After Tuesday's hearing Shobe's attorney, John Ruckelsi haus, said he expects the Decent ber trial date will be postponed because he and co-counsel co-counsel co-counsel Led Blackwell have other trials sched-uled sched-uled sched-uled In December. ' Ruckelshaus said his client would entertain a plea agreement' particularly If he were given chance to plead guilty to a lessej; charge such as criminal reckless ness, a class D felony that can bi sentenced as a class A mlsde meanor. r However. Ruckelshaus salc "They've never offered us any thing." V. Marlon County Prosecutor Jef frey Modisett said he believes a plea agreement is unlikely. jj If Shobe is convicted of reckless homicide, a C felony, he could face; up to eight years in prison. Also; he would have to give up his Job if convicted of a felony. He could remain with the police department; with a misdemeanor conviction. Shobe has been assigned to-desk to-desk to-desk duty In the East District since returning to work in Janu ary following a three-month three-month three-month sus-j sus-j sus-j pension. J

Clipped from The Indianapolis Star29 Sep 1993, WedFirst EditionPage 29

The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, Indiana)29 Sep 1993, WedFirst EditionPage 29
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