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Eyecare Records at Issue in Reckless Homicide Case

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Prosecutors to examine ‘progression of the defendant’s ability to see.’

Eyecare records have taken on a prominent role in an Illinois case where reckless homicide and other crimes are being alleged.

Judge Robert Pilmer recently ruled that prosecutors will be able to view the eyecare records of Nehemiah Williams, Kendall County Now reports.

In addition to reckless homicide, Williams is charged with failure to report an accident that resulted in personal injury or death, along with driving with a suspended license.

Authorities say he was driving without corrective lenses when he struck and killed 26-year-old Amanda Stanton on June 24. That would be a violation of a restriction on his driver’s license, Kendall County Now reports.

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First Assistant State’s Attorney Mark Shlifka said: “The progression of the defendant’s ability to see is something we’re entitled to look at.”

Williams’ attorney had objected to the subpoena of the records.

Read more at Kendall County Now

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