Defense attorneys for a Butler man charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend say they are still awaiting ballistic evidence.
Attorney Christopher Capozzi, who is representing Ishemer D. Ramsey, 22, of Lyndora, told President Judge Thomas Doerr during a status conference Wednesday that following a Feb. 5 hearing where the ballistics evidence had been discussed and ordered to be provided within 30 days, the report has still not been turned over to the defense.
Assistant District Attorney Terri Schultz said that she has contacted the state police lab in Greensburg several times. While this case is on the “hot list” of important cases, she said state police officials told her that a number of police-involved shootings take priority.
Doerr issued an order directing the crime lab to place priority on this evidence, as it is the only remaining outstanding evidentiary items in the case.
Ramsey continues to be held in Butler County Prison without bail.
A full story appears in the Butler Eagle.