Judge: Del. Officials Violating Inmate's Rights - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Judge: Del. Officials Violating Inmate's Rights

Posted:
William Sells III William Sells III

DOVER, Del. (AP/WBOC) - A judge has ordered Delaware prison officials to relocate a criminal defendant being held in maximum security, saying they're violating his constitutional rights.

William Sells III is awaiting trial on multiple charges of attempted murder and other crimes stemming from a September 2011 robbery spree that ended in a standoff at a motel near Dover.

Sells is being in lieu of $655,000 secured bond.

Sells asked a judge reduce his bail and to move him out of a secured housing unit, or SHU, into the general population, saying prison restrictions on attorney-client visits within the SHU violate his constitutional rights.

The judge this week refused to reduce Sells' bail but agreed that restricting the ability of a prisoner facing serious criminal charges to meet with an attorney violates his constitutional rights.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Update: Troopers Investigating Deadly Hit and Run Crash Involving a Pedestrian

    Update: Troopers Investigating Deadly Hit and Run Crash Involving a Pedestrian

    11/24/2017 21:51:00 -05:002017-11-25 02:51:00 GMT
    Friday, November 24 2017 9:52 PM EST2017-11-25 02:52:28 GMT
    Courtesy of Delaware State Police Courtesy of Delaware State Police
    Delaware State Police have identified the driver who fled from a deadly hit and run crash that involved a pedestrian. It happened in Ellendale, DE, on November 16th.More
    Delaware State Police have identified the driver who fled from a deadly hit and run crash that involved a pedestrian. It happened in Ellendale, DE, on November 16th.More
  • MSP Investigating Deadly One-Car Crash

    MSP Investigating Deadly One-Car Crash

    11/24/2017 22:32:00 -05:002017-11-25 03:32:00 GMT
    Friday, November 24 2017 10:39 PM EST2017-11-25 03:39:27 GMT
    Maryland State Police are investigating a Chester man's death after he rammed into an unoccupied police car Thursday night.More
    Maryland State Police are investigating a Federalsburg man's death after he rammed into an unoccupied police car Thursday night.More
  • Maryland's First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Set to Open

    Maryland's First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Set to Open

    11/22/2017 08:01:00 -05:002017-11-22 13:01:00 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:33 AM EST2017-11-22 16:33:46 GMT
    Peninsula Alternative Health is located on Snow Hill Road in Salisbury. (Photo: WBOC)Peninsula Alternative Health is located on Snow Hill Road in Salisbury. (Photo: WBOC)
    The first Maryland medical marijuana dispensary on Delmarva could open within weeks in Salisbury. Other dispensaries are preparing to open as well, possibly next year. They will all do so with a unique set of challenges.More
    The first Maryland medical marijuana dispensary on Delmarva could open within weeks in Salisbury. Other dispensaries are preparing to open as well, possibly next year. They will all do so with a unique set of challenges.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices