For the duration of a motions listening to Monday, numerous media reports stated Judge John Brown granted a evaluation of healthcare and psychological documents of Joseph Boever.
Boever was struck by South Dakota Lawyer Basic Jason Ravnsborg the night time of Sept. 12, 2020, while going for walks together South Dakota Highway 14 on the west outskirts of Highmore.
Brown also granted that the trial be moved to the Stanley County Courthouse. The demo will begin August 26.
On Friday, Ravnsborg’s defense attorney submitted a motion to have to have the health care vendors of Boever to release his psychiatric and psychological data and “info concerning his suicidal ideation,” according to the submitting designed with the Sixth Circuit Magistrate Courtroom.
The 6-web site document alleges a sample of alcoholism and prescription drug use by Boever. That factored into a “broadening depressive streak” that led at the very least one particular family member to believe that Boever died by suicide, the court docket documents explained.
Nevertheless, family of the gentleman struck and killed by Ravnsborg’s motor vehicle is denying latest promises manufactured that Boever was suicidal. The allegation of suicide was dismissed by Boever’s relative Monday afternoon.
“I realized my cousin really effectively, and he under no circumstances outlined suicide as any type of selection to me,” stated Victor Nemec, the victim’s cousin.