June 28, 2016 · 0 Comments
PARIS, IL. (ECWd) –
I attended two court hearings this month for the case of Fred Cox, 2014CF121, found guilty on December 16, 2015 of felony predatory criminal sexual assault / victim under 13 years of age.
We received information that DNA evidence tested did not match defendant, and attended the next available court hearing. According to family members of defendant, there has been notification twice that DNA did not match, and that the State apparently knows whose DNA did match.
Timeline as we know it:
For today’s hearing, SA Isaf stated the official lab results should be available by July 8, 2016 and that a new hearing should be scheduled. Defense Attorney McGrath stated that defendant’s medicine and prescriptions had expired, that he had lost a lot of weight while in the Edgar County jail, and that he needed to be able to see his doctor to obtain a new prescription. The Court allowed furlough for defendant’s wife to take him from the county jail to his doctor appointments and immediately back to the county jail. A minimum of 72 hours notice to the Sherriff was also required.
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