Lawyer for man arrested in dying of pal says it was horrible accident | Crime and Courts

Attorney for man arrested in death of friend says it was horrible accident | Crime and Courts

On Monday, Bliemeister said there were six people at home at the time, the four who lived there and two friends. He said the investigators are talking to everyone, comparing their statements and looking at their cell phones.

"We are really working hard to determine the exact events that preceded the discharge of the shotgun at the residence. Until then, it would be wrong for us to speculate exactly what the motive was (or was) or whether it was a motive or not accidental shooting, "he said.

When asked whether alcohol could have been a factor, Bliemeister said that it was part of the search of the house by technicians at the scene and part of the interviews, "and will be something that we will consider later."

He called it an ongoing investigation and asked everyone with information that could help call the police or crime stopper.

When Serna's court appearance on Monday, the prosecutor asked the judge to continue the trial until August 20, and asked Lancaster County Court judge Joseph Dalton to set Serna's $ 50,000 bond, which his family later announced.

After the afternoon hearing, Sipp said he appreciated that the prosecutor took the time to examine all the evidence and make a thoughtful decision rather than a hasty one.

He said Serna, who called 911, worked with investigators fully, gave an explanation of what had happened, and gave him his phone and unlock code so they could see the prank messages he and Hall had exchanged.