Sunday, January 27, 2008

A Question of Faith

One of the biggest murder trials in recent years is scheduled to begin in early 2008, with the alleged killers of Troy woman Arica Lynn Schneider and her boyfriend, Samuel Holley, set to face justice. And Arica’s parents say they have yet to be contacted by new District Attorney Richard McNally and sound worried about his office’s handling of the double-murder case.

Arica’s family, including father Paul Schneider, and mother Robin Nold, voiced their concerns, as reported by Fox 23’s Jeff Saperstone:

“But the wait for a trial has been agonizing for Arica's family. The case is now in the hands of new district attorney Rich McNally and a lot of new staff.

Schneider said, "We have a lot of anxiety about what his plans are for the case - a lot of people have left, a lot of people have been let go."

Nold said, "I can't help but think that some crucial information will fall through the cracks."

Nold said, "He has not reached out to us yet. I have never met him, I don't really know what his plans are."

Schneider said, "It makes me very nervous, it makes the whole family very nervous.”’