Monday, August 21, 2006

Emily Rimel: Lindsay Bruce waves right to speedy trial

Usually, this blog is reserved for posts on people who are still missing. However, if a person whose case I had been following is found, especially found murdered like little Emily, I usually keep on eye on continuing developments in bringing the responsible person to justice. Emily also has a special place in my heart because I had been following media coverage about her since the day she disappeared.
This latest bit of coverage comes from

Man Accused In Child's Death Waives Right In Court
Man Pleaded Not Guilty To Emily Rimel's Death
POSTED: 11:51 am EDT August 18, 2006
UPDATED: 12:38 pm EDT August 18, 2006
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The man who
allegedly killed a Central Ohio girl appeared in court on Friday to waive his
right to a speedy trial.
The trial of Lindsey Bruce was scheduled to start
on Sept. 1. He is accused of killing a 5-year-old girl and dumping her body in a
local creek, NBC 4 reported.
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Bruce, 25, was indicted after the skull of Emily
Rimel was found along the banks of Big Walnut Creek. He was already convicted of
kidnapping Rimel.
Bruce was charged with aggravated murder. He pleaded not
Bruce could face the death penalty if he is convicted. He is already
serving a 10-year sentence, the maximum sentence possible for the kidnapping
charge, NBC 4 reported.
Rimel was last seen inside her Madison Township home
in December 2004. The 5-year-old girl disappeared from her home while Bruce, a
family friend, was visiting.
Bruce was accused of raping her after Rimel's
DNA was allegedly found on his genitalia, NBC 4 reported. A jury later found
Bruce not guilty on the rape charge.
A trial date was set for Oct. 20.
Watch NBC 4 and refresh for continuing coverage.

If you visit the link to the story, you can see a list of previous articles on this case.

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