Judge Protects Reporter’s Notes in Slay Case


A judge today denied prosecutors’ subpoena of a reporter’s notes from an interview with a suspect in a drug robbery that spawned four murders.

Indianapolis Star reporter Vic Ryckaert interviewed the suspect, Jasper Frazier, by phone shortly before Frazier surrendered in Toledo, Ohio, in January.

Frazier told the reporter he’d been inside an Indianapolis house January 14th when two mothers and their two children were fatally shot, but he wasn’t the triggerman.

A spokesman for the Marion County prosecutors office expressed disappointment in the ruling. He did not say whether prosecutors would appeal.

Frazier was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and other charges along with three other men. A fifth man – Ronald L. Davis – is accused of being the triggerman.

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