Tuesday, April 04, 2017 01:50 PM

HOW A HAMILTON COUNTY JUDGE IS TRYING TO ACCOMMODATE VICTIMS WITH A NEW SCHEDULING ORDER [PHOTOS]

Gallery: How a Hamilton County judge is trying to accomodate victims with a new scheduling order +8 more photos Parking cost $6 at the Hamilton County Courthouse when three men were charged in 2012 with killing Danny LeCroy's son. Over the next four years, LeCroy and his family spent $400 to sit in that place, thinking a trial was going to happen, only to learn it was passed to another day by prosecutors who were too busy to tell them beforehand. Amy Smartt's family was chided for sitting incorrectly in the gallery while her daughter's killer, Taylor Satterfield, celebrated a lesser sentence in court after a jury returned its verdict in July 2016. And Satedra Smith has been in no-man's land in court since her 20-year-old son, Jordan Clark, was gunned down in August 2015. Her victim advocate can't tell her any more than when the next court date for her son's alleged killer will be. Prosecutors don't want to leak any facts and jeopardize the case. And the lead detective who investigated her son's shooting is on a different case now. LeCroy, Smartt, Smith and several others say they have spent months tracking cases against the people charged with ...

News source: Times Free Press

See also: Davis & Hoss