MOUNT VERNON — Regardless of the outcome of the Kevin Remillard’s trial on a charge of murder, crime victims can count a small victory from day one.
Melanie Remillard, called as a witness in the alleged murder of her son, Nick, exercised her right under Marsy’s Law to sit in on the trial. Often, the trial is the only chance a victim will have to see all the evidence in their case laid out.
Normally, anyone who is going to be called as a witness is removed from the courtroom until after they testify. However, Marsy’s Law makes an exception for victims, Knox County Common Pleas Court Victim Advocate Diana Oswalt said.