The wife of the Hyde County man run over and killed by a car that Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg of Yankton was driving doesn’t want the criminal defense lawyer to get access to the victim’s mental health records.
Retired Circuit Judge John Brown ordered last month that Joe Boever’s psychological and psychiatric records be provided to the judge from institutions at Aberdeen, Pierre and Yankton for private review. The judge will decide whether any of the information from the records is relevant to the upcoming trial.
Jenny Boever, the estranged wife of Joe, is claiming a Marsy’s Law protection over her husband’s psychological and psychiatric records.
Ravnsborg faces trial August 26th and 27th in Stanley County on three second-class misdemeanor driving offenses in the September 12th, 2020 death of Boever along Highway 14 at the west edge of Highmore.
Judge Brown recently allowed audio to be recorded at Ravnsborg’s trial.