State and defense continue negotiating Davis case

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The state and defense are continuing negotiations on the case of the people vs. Marilyn Davis, 73, it was learned in Mercer County Court on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009.

Davis, former Sherrard Village clerk, appeared with her attorney, Public Defender Clarence M. Darrow, before Judge James G. Conway and Mercer County State's Attorney Gregory McHugh at a pre-jury conference. Davis has pled not guilty to two charges she is facing, -- theft in the amount of from $10,000 to $100,000 and official misconduct of a public official for personal gain.

The defense asked to have the case continued, because he had not yet received a report from a doctor. He said the defense is negotiating with the state on several issues including restitution, encumbrances and other legal claims.

Judge Conway granted the continuance and vacated the March 23, 2009 jury trial date and rescheduled it for April 27. An April 13, 2009 date was set for jury negotiation conference at 9 a.m.

Davis was released on her own recognizance and admonished to not sell or borrow against any property.