NORWICH – A Sandoval hearing was held Thursday to determine whether past convictions could be discussed during the trial of James F. Bush. After hearing the arguments of District Attorney Joseph McBride and the defendant’s lawyer Thomas Cline, Judge Kevin Dowd decided to reserve judgment until next week.
Bush, who has had numerous past convictions, faces up to 12 felony charges in connection with a deadly home invasion that took place in Sherburne last summer. Bush allegedly drove Joshua Richeimer to the home of Robert Reynolds and conspired with Richeimer to rob him. Bush is also accused of providing Richeimer with the gun used in the robbery. The incident ended in a shoot out between Reynolds and Richeimer that left Richeimer dead.