Butler County’s president judge on Tuesday dismissed a subpoena filed by lawyers for Jordan Lambing charged with the death of a 4-year-old child.
Thomas Doerr quashed two subpoenas in the case against Keith Jordan Lambing, 20, who is charged with first-degree homicide, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with serious bodily injury, rape of a child and other charges in connection with the death of 4-year-old Bentley Thomas Miller on March 21 at the Super 8 motel on Route 8 in Butler Township.
One subpoena, filed by Chief Public Defender Kevin Flaherty on Jan. 11, demanded that the Butler Township Police Department turn over all written records and evidence in the investigation into the still-pending suicide death investigation of Michael Karch at the Super 8 on Dec. 28.
“We have reason to believe that there may be exculpatory evidence (evidence favorable to the defendant), but we can’t make that determination without further information and evidence,” Flaherty said.
Assistant District Attorney Terri Schultz filed her answer to that motion on Monday, stating that there is “absolutely no indication by any witnesses or party to the case that Mr. Karch was a participant or linked to said crime in any manner.” she told the Judge and the Butler Eagle
The second subpoena was to the Pennsylvania State Police Greensburg Regional Laboratory for all forensic and drug analysis evidence regarding the Lambing investigation.
What the public defenders office was trying to prove here is beyond me. Lambing still faces the death penalty