Ian Friedman was engaged by the family of Amanda Williams who was fatally shot by her fiancée, Tirrell Edwards on October 9, 2023. Mr. Edwards alleged that he acted in self-defense. A collaboration between community members, Dr. R.A. Vernon of The Word Church and Attorney Friedman, helped to bring additional facts forward that undermined the claim of self-defense.
The Warrensville Heights Police Department worked with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office which resulted in the indictment of Mr. Edwards, found here. Ian will serve as the family’s legal counsel pursuant to Ohio’s Marsy’s Law which ensures victims equal rights in the criminal justice system.
Adopted by the state of Ohio in 2017, Marsy's Law provides victims of crimes with the right to be notified of court proceedings, the right to be present at those proceedings, and the right to be heard during sentencing and plea bargaining. It also requires that victims be notified of their rights and the services available to them.
This law is named after Marsalee (Marsy) Nicholas, a California woman who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in 1983. Marsy's brother, Henry Nicholas, founded Marsy's Law to protect and ensure victims of crime have equal and constitutional rights on the same level as those accused and convicted of crimes.
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