To the editor:
I agree wholeheartedly with the recent
letter posted by Les Van Bibber. Although I do not know Mr. Van
Bibber, I do know Tim Huyett.
Following my father's untimely death in May of 2001, I approached
Mr. Huyett about allowing me to review the case files pertaining to
Russell Smrekar and Michael Drabing. My father was former State's
Attorney Roger W. Thompson (1972-1980), who handled both the
Schneider and Fry murder trials and brought about the convictions of
Russell Smrekar and Michael Drabing. Mr. Huyett kindly granted me
complete access to the aforementioned files in May of 2001, and then
I returned to his office in March of 2002 and spent approximately
one month conducting further research and investigation into the
murders of Michael Mansfield; Ruth Martin; Lloyd, Phyllis and Terri
Schneider; and Jay and Robin Fry.
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I am grateful that Mr. Huyett was initially cooperative in aiding
me in my personal investigation into the 1976 Lincoln murders, but
since 2002 I have had continued dealings with Mr. Huyett, whose
conduct, I feel, has been highly questionable and unprofessional, to
say the least.
Through my own personal experiences with Mr. Huyett, I believe
that electing a new state's attorney is definitely warranted and
necessary if Logan County is to bring back integrity to the office
of state's attorney.
Truth and justice,
January 19, 2008]
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