On October 11 chopper builder Billy Lane entered a written plea of not guilty of the charges he faces in Brevard County, Florida.
Billy Lane turned himself in on September 25 accompanied by his panel of 4 attorneys who have now filed a plea of not guilty on his behalf. Lane is charged with DUI Manslaughter and other charges from the wreck that happened on September 4 taking the life of Gerald Morelock.
More to come on this as it arrives
Update! Breaking News
OK. Before I post the comments that I have received in the blog, I will clear this up to the public.
As many of you know, when I report on an item, I report on fact. Since I made this post about Billy Lane making a plea of not guilty, many have wrote to me personally and made comments asking how I know and where I got this information.
As I have said in earlier post, I am studying to become a better writer. I have and still do have jobs that require investigative skills and knowledge. So for me the investigation into this case is a little easier than most would find it. Not that many could not, they just don’t.
So, why have you not been able to find anywhere else that has this story? Why is it not in the newspapers? online?
It is called an exclusive, a scoop. A news story that other reporters just have not been quite on the ball with. There have been other exclusive articles on this blog, that I posted before anyone else about this case. I have been sharing this information with others though.
In fact my biggest and most comprehensive article was on the wrongful death suit being filed that named Billy Lane and Daimlerchrysler Corporation (Dodge) as the defendants. I sent the tip to all three of the reporters that have been covering this story on Florida Today newspaper. They just called the attorney in the case, got a couple of statements and let it fly at that. What kind of got my goat, was never even a response from any of them. Not even a thank you! Consequently they are on their own.
It has been confirmed, I have a copy of the document, that Billy Lane has filed a waiver of appearance, written plea of not guilty and demand for jury trial.
This means that Billy Lane WILL NOT be in court for his first appearance scheduled for the 27th of this month. He has waived that right and entered a written plea of not guilty instead.