Sex Offender trial is delayed over transportation issue

Written by on January 22, 2018

The latest trial against convicted level three Sex Offender Marlek Holmes was stalled due to the criminal’s absence.

There was an apparent issue with his transportation from Wende Correctional Facility where he is currently being held and his jury selection process which was staled to begin this morning had to be delayed.

According to District Attorney Lawrence Friedman they will attempt to begin the trial tomorrow and again on Wednesday however Holmes must be present to proceed.

Friedman said he could not comment on why Holmes was not transported.

Holmes is already serving a 15 year prison sentence for attempted criminal sexual act and is also facing a hearing that could label him a persistent violent felony offender.

He could be looking a life in prison if the prosecution is successful with their declaration.

For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.

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