Sunday, January 7, 2007

[Short] Delay Sought in Machine Gun Trial

FAYETTEVILLE -- Hollis Wayne Fincher is ill and his attorneys have asked his trial for allegedly having illegal machine guns be delayed at least a day.

Fincher, 60, a lieutenant commander of the Militia of Washington County, is charged in U.S. District Court in November with possessing three homemade, unregistered machine guns and an unregistered sawed-off shotgun.

Trial is set for Monday in Fayetteville.

A ruling had not been made as of Friday evening.

Oscar Stilley, Fincher's attorney, said Friday his client had been ill since Tuesday. Fincher has been sweating profusely and experiencing nausea, vomiting, blood pressure swings and chest pains, Stilley said.

"I've got a client who, if his trial started today, there's no way he could participate in his defense, as he has a right to under the Constitution," Stilley said.

In addition to a one-day delay in the trial, Stilley is asking the judge to either order Fincher transported to a hospital or other facility for treatment or reduce his bond significantly so he can be released and seek treatment from his own doctor.

More at The Morning News

4 comments:

hairy hobbit said...

As always, Wayne's in our prayers.

DUKE said...

I HAD NOT HEARD OF THIS EVENT UNTILL TODAY, I APOLOGIZE FOR NOT BEING MORE WELL INFORMED. I HAVE BEEN A GUN DEALER IN THE UNITED STATES FOR OVER 20 YEARS AND AM STILL AMAZED AAT THE AMOUNT OF US CITIZENS THAT ARE ABSOLUTELY IGNORANT CONCERNING THEIR GUN LAWS IN THE RESPECTIVE STATES.I CANNOT BELIEVE THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE THAT DO NOT OR REFUSE TO ACKNOWLEGE THE ORIGINS OF THE 1968 GUN CONTROL ACT, MOST OF WHOM IGNORANTLY BELIEVE IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH JFK, NOT ON YOUR LIFE, THIS IS ONE OF THE FIRST MOVES WAY BACK WHNE BY THE NOT YET INVENTED NWO TO CONTROL THE POPULACE AT LARGE, THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU SAY BEFORE YOU COME AFTER ME, THIS IS A,MOST WORD FOR WORD A DIRECTIVE FROM ADOLPH HITLER TO REMOVE THE FIREARMS IN GERMANY FROM THOSE UN DESIREABEL WHOM HE KNEW WELL IN ADVANCE WOULD OPPOSE HIM TO THE DEATH IN A FAIR FIGHT SO HE TOOK THE FIGHT OUT OF THEM FIRST, ALL GUN LAWS IN THE COUNTY DO IS HATRRASS THE LAW ABIDING, IF CRIMINALS WANT TO OBTAIN AND OR USE FIREARMS THEY WILL ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, WHO DO YOU THINK PARAPHRASED TEH ADDAGE" BY HOOK OR BY CROOK" IT WASNT A LAW ABIDING MAN OR WOMEN.
NUFF SAID.

E. David Quammen said...

God bless and keep you Wayne. Remember "By His stripes we were healed".....

Read Please said...

I feel sorry that a public militant can't even bear arms. What's wrong with creating your own weapons? If I created a water gun that shoots lava would I have to register that too? What if I made a car that ran on carbon dioxide? I understand if you are mass producing a product for business purposes, but it's for personal use... Another messed up part of the government, I think probably the most uncorrupted part of the government might just be social security.