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Buis files for motion for release from jail

Friday, November 5, 2010

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GREENCASTLE -- A motion for release from jail has been filed for a Van Bibber Lake man accused of killing his neighbor.

Matthew Buis, 40, is charged with Class A felony voluntary manslaughter in connection with the April 28 shooting death of Clifford Hulse, 57.

Buis was formally charged on April 29 in Putnam County Circuit Court. At his initial hearing, Judge Matthew Headley set Buis' bond at $100,000 cash only and assigned Public Defender Todd Sallee to the case.

A pretrial conference was held on June 24, and two court dates were set -- a final pretrial for Nov. 18 and a jury trial for Dec. 8.

On Aug. 4, Buis sent a letter to the court requesting a fast and speedy trial.

On Aug. 10, Sallee was removed from the case, and Public Defender Joel Wieneke took his place. In court on Aug. 26, Buis withdrew his fast and speedy trial request, and the December trial date remained on the docket.

On Oct. 21, the state filed a motion for a continuance.

"Court will grant state's motion to continue jury trial upon written acknowledgement by the state that to do so shall result in defendant's release, since defendant cannot be incarcerated more than six months pretrial pursuant to C.R. (criminal rule) 4," court documents said.

When Buis withdrew his request for a speedy trial in August, Wieneke told Headley he would not file a C.R. 4 challenge if the trial took place in December as scheduled.

On Monday, Wieneke filed a motion for Buis' release on his own recognizance.

On Thursday, the court gave the state 10 days to respond to Wieneke's motion.

Clifford Hulse was shot to death in the garage at his home. Court documents said Buis and Hulse lived across the street from one another.

Eyewitnesses told police that Hulse had been playing cards with two other men before the shooting occurred, and that Buis arrived at Hulse's home around 2 a.m.

An argument ensued, court records said, and Hulse ordered Buis off his property. It was at that point that Buis allegedly pulled a handgun from his pocket and fired two shots at Hulse -- one of which struck an artery, causing him to bleed to death.

Hulse was pronounced dead at the scene.

Buis has claimed that Hulse pulled a knife at him, and that he shot Hulse in self-defense. Buis told police he was trying to leave when the shooting happened. He also maintains he only fired one shot.

A Class A felony carries an advisory sentence of 30 years in prison. The minimum sentence is 20 years, and the maximum is 50 years.


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You've got to be kidding...

Ridiculous.

-- Posted by ProblemTransmission on Fri, Nov 5, 2010, at 1:34 AM

OMG...ARE U SERIOUS!!! U SERIOUSLY GOIN TO LET SOME MURDERER OUT OF JAIL FOR KILLIN A PERFECTLY INNOCIENT MAN. THAT IS BULL CRAP!!! IF U R GOIN TO LET HIM OUT WELL THEN HELL U MIGHT WANNA THINK ABOUT LETTIN ALL THE OTHER KILLS OUT TO!!! IF U LET THAT MAN OUT THERE WILL BE ALOT OF UNHAPPY PEOPLE AT VAN BIBBER LAKE AND I THINK THEY WILL BE IN DANGER...SO U GUYS BETTER BE READY FOR ALMOST ALL OF VAN BIBBER RESISENDS COMIN DOWN TO PUT A RESANING ORDERS ON HIM!!! THIS IS WHY OUR WORLD IS MESSED UP AS IT IS CAUSE U GUYS WANNA LET OUT A MURDERER WHO KILLS INNOCIENT SWEET OLD MAN!!!

-- Posted by ilovemydaddy09@sbcglobal.net on Fri, Nov 5, 2010, at 11:09 PM

No, what's wrong with our world is that all illiterate people want to do is get on a local newspaper site and ramble. If you want to make a change, to ensure that those accused of murder do not get released from jail, then educate yourself and tackle the problem hands on.

-- Posted by WTFRUthinkin on Sat, Nov 6, 2010, at 9:59 PM

@ ilovemydaddy99- the next time you want to post a comment try to make sure your spelling and grammar are correct. Your comment looks like a jumbled up mess. Perhaps you should go back to school dear. Just a suggestion, not trying to make fun of you.

-- Posted by ruserious27 on Sun, Nov 7, 2010, at 2:30 AM

First off i live in greencastle and this man deserves to b in jail!!!!!!!!! that scared the whole lake and we dont want anymore people shot over money!!!

-- Posted by issamoo on Mon, Nov 8, 2010, at 9:18 AM

I guess my comments have been removed, funny, they can smear the Buis`s , but no one can say anything about the other party involved. It could very well be Mr Buis `s death ,as both had weapons and Mr buis was in the service,because He shattered His leg, doing a night jump, he was honorabally released.

-- Posted by INOCENTUNTIL PROVEN GUILTY on Mon, Nov 8, 2010, at 12:38 PM

ruserious27- um sweetie u might need to consider goin back to school for reading cause my email is ilovemydaddy09 NOT ilovemydaddy99...u kno its funny how ppl try to make fun of ppl but doin the same mistakes...funny isnt ha well anyway u should really get a life for even gettin on here just to read ppls comments and make fun of them cause the issue is about the murder not how ppl speel and make misakes...so het a better reason why u should get on here thanx oh and this is fake he isnt gettin out he isnt goin to get away for this and if u think he is ur highly mistaking...i have already talked and looked this stuff up THIS IS FAKE PPL HE ISNT GETTIN OUT!!! SO U GUYS ARE ALL SAFE AT VAN BIBBER LAKE!!!

-- Posted by ilovemydaddy09@sbcglobal.net on Sun, Nov 14, 2010, at 2:11 PM

WTFRUthinkin- AND WAT DO U THUNK UR DOIN...SERIOUSLY!!! ur gettin on here and ramblin on about stupid shit to...and no one would have to go back to school and handle stuff our selfs if we didnt have messed up ppl this this...so keep ramblin honey!!!

-- Posted by ilovemydaddy09@sbcglobal.net on Sun, Nov 14, 2010, at 4:32 PM


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