Well, do you remember the 19-year-old Purdue student who disappeared after leaving a party in a gated community in Fishers a few months back? He was found a few days later in a retention pond a very short distance from the home where he was attending a party. His blood alcohol level was 0.19, and he tested positive for marijuana. After investigating the case, here's Leerkamp's verdict as reported by WRTV:
Charges will not be filed in connection with the death of a Purdue University student who drowned in a Fishers retention pond.You can't help but wonder if Trainor had left a party held at some working stiff's house instead of a home in a gated community, whether Leerkamp would have thrown the book at the people who hosted the party. Instead, "she could not find a crime that fit the circumstances." Similarly, she refused to bring sex-related charges against the Carmel High School basketball players, who according to the victim, had his clothes removed and was anally penetrated by the perpetrators. "There was conflicting evidence," she said. In another case ten years ago where a freshman swimmer was similarly sexually assaulted by several of his teammates, she said the other kids were "mean to him because he suffered from a learning disability" in explaining the reason she brought no charges in that case. The legal community in this state had better figure out how to get its act together. People, including this attorney, are losing faith in the system.
The body of Patrick Trainor, 19, was found in his car in a pond in the Breakwater subdivision in Fishers on March 24, days after he attended a party in the neighborhood, police said.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Sonia Leerkamp's office had been looking at the possibility of filing charges against the adults who hosted the party, but she told 6News' Joanna Massee on Wednesday that she could not find a crime that fit the circumstances.
Trainor had a 0.19 percent blood-alcohol level before he drowned and had marijuana in his system before his death, the Hamilton County Coroner's Office said.
Hundreds of volunteers spent four days searching for Trainor, who it was later determined had never left the subdivision.