Again, don’t ask me and don’t expect that I make personal comments regarding the trial of Billy Lane. I made only one statement at the time of the accident and will not make any until the end of the trial. Many website owners make on purpose (or provoke) inflammatory statements with the only objective to build traffic to their sites. I have absolutely no respect for these people who try to take advantage of a tragedy. As always regarding this case, the information below is strictly factual. In expressing your opinion, whatever it is, please be respectful.
Today October 30 at 3 PM, a hearing was set before Circuit Judge Meryl Allawas to hear prosecutor’s motion seeking the release of Billy Lane’s hospital records. Documents that Billy Lane’s attorneys said are protected by confidentiality laws. Judge Meryl Allawas granted prosecutors’ motion seeking the release of Billy’s hospital records from the night of a Labor Day 2006 crash that left a Melbourne Beach man dead. Prosecutors hope the documents shed light on any injuries consistent with Lane being the driver, any admissions Lane may have made regarding the crash, observations of Lane’s physical condition and appearance by medical personnel or the results of any blood tests the hospital may have performed. The defense, however, objected to the records going public. Circuit Judge Meryl Allawas ordered the attorneys to draw up a stipulation that the state may not turn over the records to any third party without obtaining a court order. Lane, charged with DUI manslaughter, faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted at his trial expected to begin in early 2008.