Defendant receives 3 years after facing life sentence.
Billy Gilbert pleaded guilty to reduced charges in January in exchange for prosecutors dropping murder, involuntary manslaughter and felonious assault charges against him that arose from the death of Eric Witcher after an Oct. 28, 2009, fight at Luna del Mar bar in Lorain.
Prosecutors acknowledged at the time of the plea that they would have had difficulty linking Gilbert to Witcher’s death based on the evidence they had. Several other men pled out to manslaughter charges in the case.
State v. Morris (Sexual Battery & Gross Sexual Imposition-Not Guilty All Counts)
Apr 20, 2009
Jury Trial-Not Guilty All Counts
STATE VS MORRIS
Case Number: 07CR073634
State v. Lorenzana (Murder and all other charges dismissed!)
Feb 23, 2009
Murder charges dismissed!
OHIO VS LORENZANA
Case Number: 09CR077710
State v. Wright (Not Guilty All Counts)
Jul 30, 2008
Jury Trial- Not Guilty all counts.
FELONIOUS ASSAULT, ATTEMPTED RAPE, ABDUCTION, INTIMIDATION OF AN ATTY, VICTIM OR WITNESS IN A CRIMINAL CASE, GROSS SEXUAL IMPOSITION.
07/30/2008 THIRD DAY OF JURY TRIAL DELIBERATIONS. JURY RETURNED VERDICTS OF NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS. BOND RELEASED.
State v. Speer (Not Guilty Aggravated Murder & Murder)