Work in Sports
Lewis' limo driver granted immunity
Posted: Friday April 07, 2000 07:07 PM
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The driver of the limousine involved in the Ray Lewis murder case has been granted immunity from prosecution, his attorney said Friday.
Duane Fasset has received a letter of immunity from Atlanta prosecutors in the case, attorney David Irwin said.
Irwin had said earlier that Fasset should not be viewed as a "star witness against Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis."
"He's told police what he saw," Irwin said. "And he's told police what he didn't see."
Fasset told investigators that he saw Lewis throw a punch during the fight outside of an Atlanta nightclub following the Super Bowl.
Irwin had said Fasset has driven periodically for Lewis over the past year and is "friendly" with the 24-year-old player.
Jessica Robertson, an occupant of the limousine that carried Lewis' group away from the fight, has also been granted immunity in exchange for her testimony. She has told police that Lewis' party thought they were about to be robbed.
Lewis, Reginald Oakley of Baltimore and Joseph Sweeting of Miami, have been charged with murder in the Jan. 31 deaths of Richard Lollar, 24, and Jacinth Baker, 21, both of Decatur, Ga.