Jury Expected to Begin Deliberations Today in Federal Trial of Former Batesville Prosecutor - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Little Rock, AR

Jury Expected to Begin Deliberations Today in Federal Trial of Former Batesville Prosecutor

MARCH 3, 2004 - Posted at 7:45 a.m. CDT

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Prosecutors are to put on their rebuttal today to end closing arguments in the corruption trial of former prosecutor T.J. Hively.

The trial of Hively and two co-defendants began a month ago.  Closing arguments began yesterday.  Prosecutors say Hively abused his 16th Judicial District office by taking advantage of vulnerable people who were charged or threatened with being charged with a crime - demanding money in exchange for leniency.

Defense lawyers said witnessses lied and that Hively and his co-defendants should not have been prosecuted.

Hively, bail bondsman Gary Edwards, and former Hively law partner Wesley "Butch" Ketz are accused of pressuring criminal defendants to turn over property and money.

________

Both Edwards and Hively took the stand in their defense and said they were innocent.  Ketz did not testify.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

 

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Sheriff's department arrests man for stealing $21,000 ring

    Sheriff's department arrests man for stealing $21,000 ring

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-06-28 03:45:33 GMT
    Christopher Scott Wheeley (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department)Christopher Scott Wheeley (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department)

    Craighead County Sheriff's Deputies say a man accused of stealing a ring worth more than $20,000 let the wrong person know he had it.

    Craighead County Sheriff's Deputies say a man accused of stealing a ring worth more than $20,000 let the wrong person know he had it.

  • Burger King feeds police and emergency personnel

    Burger King feeds police and emergency personnel

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-06-28 02:39:27 GMT
    Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-06-28 02:50:21 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Burger King provided lunch to law enforcement and emergency crews working the crash on Interstate 555.

    Burger King provided lunch to law enforcement and emergency crews working the crash on Interstate 555.

  • Witnesses told story of crash

    Witnesses told story of crash

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:20 PM EDT2017-06-28 02:20:20 GMT
    Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:48 PM EDT2017-06-28 02:48:49 GMT
    Emergency crews were at the scene of a crash Tuesday on I-555 that killed one person and damaged an overpass. (Source: KAIT)Emergency crews were at the scene of a crash Tuesday on I-555 that killed one person and damaged an overpass. (Source: KAIT)

    It was a scene often seen on the national news, witnesses said Tuesday when describing a crash involving an 18-wheeler that killed a Jonesboro man. 

    It was a scene often seen on the national news, witnesses said Tuesday when describing a crash involving an 18-wheeler that killed a Jonesboro man. 

Powered by Frankly