Charles Grant is a free man
Fri, 07 May 2010 23:13:22 GMT —
Charles Grant is a free man after his involuntary murder charge was dismissed from court.
Grant paid a $1,000 fine for the affray, or public fighting charge. Grant also paid $20,000 for the cost of the investigation by the sheriff's office.
Marshae Stromer and Laquient Macklin both received one year probation and a $1,000 fine. Stromer plead guilty to public fighting and Macklin plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of involuntary manslaughter.
FOX 31 News reached out to the Reed family, but they say because of a future civil suit, they say can't talk to the media.
In an exclusive interview with FOX 31's Romney Smith, Edward Tolley, Grant's lawyer says the family is not suing the right person. "They sue him who was not a shooter, they sued him who did not attack anyone, and sue him who all the witnesses said fought with no one and yet they've not sued the person who's actually pleading guilty to the manslaughter in this case which resulted in the death of Korynda Reed" says Tolley.
Tolley says Grant will put all of his energy into his NFL career, and Tolley will deal with all future lawsuits from the Reed family. "We're going to deal with the civil suit in due course. I've been representing Charles for many years and we'll just grind along until this thing is finally over with" says Tolley.