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Attorney for man charged in Gering toddler's murder seeking for Grand Jury testimony to be released

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A Scotts Bluff County District Judge is taking under consideration a motion to release information obtained in a Grand Jury investigation for the 2008 death of Juliette Geurts.

27-year-old Dustin Chauncey is being charged with manslaughter and intentional child abuse causing death. Those charges stem from a 2012 Grand Jury investigation that found Chauncey as the main culprit.

Defense Attorney Todd Lancaster says that under state statute, all information gathered during the investigation merit the charges against Chauncey. Grand Jury testimony from roommate Brandon Townsend was used to arrest Chauncey on probable cause.

However under statute 29-1418 (4), it says that any other motions testing the validity of the indictment may be heard by the district court based only on the argument of council, unless there is cause shown for the need for additional evidence. In order to determine the merits of any such motion and whether there exists cause to offer evidence in addition to the grand jury record, Defendant must be afforded an opportunity to review the grand jury record.

Judge Leo Dobrovolny will take the matter under consideration.

 

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