Doll will exercise right to jury trial in contraband case
Convicted murderer Scott Doll will take his contraband case to a jury trial.
Doll appeared in Batavia City Court today, having been transported from a downstate prison. He sported a new buzz cut and clean-shaven moustache, wearing a bright white button-up shirt and khaki pants. He was handcuffed at the waist and escorted by state prison guards.
Doll is charged with Promoting Prison Contraband after allegedly trying to sneak powdered aspirin into the Genesee County Jail, following his murder conviction on July 2. Officers checking him in say they found it in a green balloon taped to Doll's buttocks.
Doll's attorney, Dan Killelea, told Judge Robert Balbick today that motions in the case have been completed, and that he and Doll are ready to take the case to trial. Judge Robert Balbick granted Killelea a date for jury selection: Monday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m.
Outside the courtroom, Killelea he believes Doll will be acquitted of the charge.
"He obviously has a right to a trial, and he looks forward to exercising that," says Killelea. "Depsite the fact that he feels, and I feel, that he was wrongly convicted this last time (on the murder charge)...he's still clinging to a hope that the system works.
"I think he'll be exonerated after a trial."
Doll's mother and son were in the courtroom today to see him. They were accompanied by their pastor, according to Killelea.
At one point, Doll's mother could be heard to say, "I don't trust anything that happens in this building."