- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28—Nanticoke vehicular homicide suspect James Novis on Monday filed notice that he may claim at trial that someone else was behind the wheel when Cherri L. Hummel was killed.

Novis, 40, of 1212 S. Prospect St., is charged with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence and other offenses in the May 4, 2013, crash on state Route 29 in Lehman Township.

According to court documents, Novis told police in an interview the night of the incident that Hummel was driving at the time of the crash. However, police say surveillance footage shows him driving and that his injuries were consistent with him being in the driver’s seat.

The filing by defense attorney Matthew P. Kelly seeks the names of all witnesses the commonwealth would use to disprove Novis’ alibi claim.


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