The Michigan Daily - Thursday, March 9, 2000 - 7A
Deliberations continue in HB murder trial
DETROIT (AP) - A second day of jury
deliberations produced no verdict yesterday in
the involuntary manslaughter and poisoning
trial of a man accused of slipping the so-called
date rape drug to a 15-year-old girl.
Meanwhile, a separate jury began hearing
closing arguments in the trials of three other
men who were with Joshua Cole the night that
Samantha Reid of Rockwood died and her
friend Melanie Sindone was sickened by
GHB, or gamma hydroxybutyrate, has been
linked to at least 58 deaths since 1990 and
more than 5,700 recorded overdoses, accord-
ing to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
There have been at least four GHB-related
deaths in Michigan in addition to Samantha's.
Samantha was taken off life support Jan. 17,
1999, a day after she and two other girls ingested
GHB at a party. The third girl was not sickened.
A few drops of the colorless and odorless
drug can be slipped into a drink, rendering a
victim unconscious within 20 minutes. Victims
frequently have no memory of what happened,
and the drug is difficult to trace, often leaving
the body within 24 hours.
President Clinton last month signed legisla-
tion toughening federal laws against possess-
ing, making or distributing GHB. The bill is
named for Samantha and a Texas teenager who
also died after GHB was slipped into her soft
Prosecutors have "tried to make this trial
about GHB," Brian Dailey, attorney for
Nicholas Holtschlag, said yesterday in his clos-
ing argument. But Dailey said authorities
found no evidence that either girl was sexually
assaulted after ingesting GHB, and the sub-
stance is so new that the medical community
disagrees on what amounts to a lethal dose.
Wayne County assistant prosecutor Doug
Baker reminded the jury of testimony from
Melanie, now 16, who told investigators that
one of the men checked the unconscious
Samantha's pulse before she herself passed
"It's known (by the suspects) that there's
some possibility of real illness here," Baker
He said the case was about manipulation.
"Once they got them in that condition, they
rolled the dice with their well-being. ... how
selfish these actions are, and how cowardly, on
the part of these defendants," Baker said.
A separate Wayne County Circuit Court
jury heard the case against the 19-year-old
Cole because he allegedly confessed. That jury
"Once they got them in that condition, they
rolled the dice on their well-being."
- Doug Baker
Wayne County assistant prosecutor
deliberated nearly 6 1/2 hours yesterday and
Tuesday without reaching a verdict.
Like Cole, Holtschlag and Daniel Brayman,
both 18, are charged with involuntary
manslaughter, punishable by up to 15 years in
prison, and two counts of felony poisoning,
which carries a possible life sentence.
Last week, Circuit Judge Maggie Drake
threw out a felony poisoning charge and the
manslaughter charge against the fourth defen-
dant, Erick Limmer, 26, whose Grosse Ile
apartment was where the young people had
gone to drink, smoke marijuana and watch tele-
Limmer still faces one charge each of poi-
soning, delivery of marijuana and possession
The Michigan Supreme Court yesterday
denied the prosecution's appeal of the dismissal
of the manslaughter charge against Limmer.
Federal scholarships mistakenly
given to 39 graduate students
U.S. government may pursue legal action
NEW YORK (AP) - Thirty-nine stu-
dents were told last month they had won
prestigious government scholarships for
graduate study, only to find out later that it
was all a big mistake and they were only
"I think my heart snapped in half," a
California doctoral candidate wrote her
congressional delegation in a plea for help.
Help came yesterday when the Educa-
tion Department called the runners-up and
said they will get the fellowships after all,
as will the rightful winners.
"We were working at first to find out
what happened and why an error occurred.
After reviewing that, we came to the con-
clusion this was the right thing to do,"
Education Department spokeswoman Erica
It will cost taxpayers close to $1 million
to fix the error, which the government is
blaming on a private contractor that sent
the wrong letters.
Lepping said the mistake was discov-
ered when a runner-up, officially called an
"alternate," called the agency with a ques-
At stake were the prestigious Jacob K.
Javits Fellowships, which have been
awarded since 1986. Named for the late
liberal Republican senator from New York,
the fellowships pay tuition and fees plus a
stipend for doctoral and master's candi-
dates in the arts, humanities and social sci-
ences Current stipends are $15,000 a
The winners are selected on merit and
financial need and get up to four years of
financial support. Some 1,100 to 1,300 stu-
dents apply each year. This year there were
138 winners, in addition to 39 alternates.
Under privacy rules, the names of schol-
arship winners are confidential.
Among those who got the good news
and then the bad news was the California
student, who found a message on her
answering machine telling her she wasn't
really a winner.
The way she found out "was devastat-
ing" and "very flaky," said Nancy
Coolidge, coordinator for government rela-
tions and student financial support at the
University of California system.
Coolidge shared the student's e-mail but
said the woman didn't want to be named. It
was one of many such pleas to Congress.
The government is considering legal
action against the contractor, DTI Associ-
ates of Arlington, Va. The company has a
one-year, $190,000 contract to handle
Bruce Rankin, director of government
services at DTI, said yesterday: "We physi-
cally mailed letters that were developed by
the Department of Education."
Later he issued a statement saying An
unfortunate miscommunicanon between
both parties led to a clerical error We are
actively working with the department to
resolve this issue Our sincere concern is
with the scholars and that is that they're
treated with respect throughout this
The 39 students had the law on their
side, though Lepping said no lawsuits were
threatened. An amendment to the Higher
Act of 1992 bars the department from
retracting Jas fellowships after they are
awarded, unless the student lied on the
Normally, alternates get fellowships only
when winners decline the fellowship
because they have gotten money elsewhere.
The government estimates the mistake
could cost up to $975,000, depending on
how many winners take the fellowships.
Terry Hartle, lobbyist for the American
Council on Education in Washington, an
umbrella group for higher education insti-
tutions, applauded the government's move.
"It shows the sort of government errors
that hurt individual people," Hartle said.
Ann Arbor resident Steve Mills basks in yesterday's warm weather and plays the bagpipe outside
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