By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILYL SUN
LACONIA — For the second time in as many months, the Belknap County Attorney's office has failed to produce the witnesses it intends to call to further its case against a man they say committed a home invasion on Harvard Street in June of 2014.
In the state's case against Tyler Twombley, 31, five potential witnesses have allegedly asked for immunity in exchange for their testimony. To date, one has been served with a subpoena but has yet to appear in court and three others, including two women yesterday, have not appeared for their immunity hearings.
Twombly is accused of burglary for entering a home with another as yet unidentified man, and for robbing one of the people in the home of some controlled substance after either hitting him or shooting him in the head.
Twombly attorney Mark Sisti said yesterday he would file a motion asking the judge to eliminate the four from the state's potential witness list if they cannot be produced in two weeks. Jury selection is scheduled for mid June.
Sisti also reapproached the topic of granting immunity to Joshua Pike, who has been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary and robbery, but who has yet to be indicted. Sisti has long claimed that Pike, who was in the home during the incident, can and will testify that Twombly was not one of the two men who entered wearing hoodies and bandannas across their faces.
The judge has refused to grant Pike immunity.
Yesterday, he said he would be inclined to grant Sisti's motion to eliminate all the remaining people the state intends to use a witnesses who do not show up for their immunity hearing if the state can't get them into the court room within two weeks.
- Category: Local News
- Hits: 625