StickyDrama today received an email from a local Phoenix reporter who had interviewed us on June 3.
“Hock was indicted yesterday or the day before, which is the beginning of a lengthy process. It will probably be eight, ten months to a year before he either goes to trial or pleads guilty.”
As the reporter explains, Hock’s trial might not even begin until a year from now—unless he pleads guilty, which seems unlikely at this point. An indictment is not a trial; an indictment is strictly to formalize the charges against someone.
Initial news reports stated that Hock was being held without bail. StickyDrama is investigating whether that is still or will remain the case.
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