Former Police Officer Bob Ingel
The family of Becca McEvoy returns to court today in Mobile Alamaba fighting for justice for a little girl they say was raped by her police officer stepfather, Bob Ingel. Rebecca McEvoy, 11, was killed in a car crash last January.
Before she died, unexpectedly, Rebecca had been before the grand jury, testifying in hopes of seeking justice against this alleged sexual predator. According to prosecutors, a medical exam confirmed Rebecca had been raped, but Ingle's attorney is hoping a 2004 Supreme Court ruling will keep the case from ever going to trial.
Today, a Mobile County Judge is expected to decide whether a defendant can stand trial without having an opportunity to confront his accuser.
The lawyers are using the "Crawford" case out of Ohio. This says “you have the constitutional right to cross examine your accuser” and because the girl is dead and cannot testify, there is a chance the Judge may throw out the case.The Assistant District Attorney, Steven Giardini, believes the case law should not be applied in Becca McEvoy's case.
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