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February 27, 2013

Selectman wants another chance to argue case

Danvers: Lucy accused of assaulting Town Meeting member in September

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“She is really a critical piece of this,” Smerczynski said.

The request to “remand” the case, if allowed, would mean that the pending charge would be dismissed, and a clerk would have to decide, after a new show-cause hearing, whether the complaint sought by Jack Fratus should be issued.

John Slattery, who was a candidate for state Senate in that election, represented Fratus during the clerk’s hearing and said yesterday that he believes the proceedings were conducted fairly and in accordance with the law.

Courts reporter Julie Manganis can be reached at 978-338-2521, via email at jmanganis@salemnews.com or on Twitter @SNJulieManganis.

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