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					                          THE EXPONENT
                                                                                                   THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007




VOL. 121 - NO. 73                                                          www.purdueexponent.org                                                            PURDUE’S INDEPENDENT DAILY STUDENT NEWSPAPER
CAMPUS ASSAULTS

Prosecution tries to link clothing, blood evidence to Williams
By Josh Michaels                                  Between the two attacks, prosecu-
Assistant Sports Editor                        tors argued that Williams changed
                                               clothes and took his roommate’s jack-
   On the second day of a six-felony           et. Dave Brytus, a player who later
trial, the prosecution attempted to link       transferred to Pittsburgh, testified
the defendant to the scenes of two 2005        Tuesday that Williams took the jacket
near-campus attacks.                           belonging to Brytus.
   Eight witnesses testified and four of          Sgt. Carrie Costello and Peter
                  them identified Kyle         Wislocki, of the Purdue Police, testi-
                  D. Williams, 20, as          fied they found the sock hat and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Brent Forgues | Senior Photographer
                  being the attacker of        sleeve in Williams’ possession the
                                                                                                                                                                                          The letter jacket, left, which, according
                  two female students          night of the attacks.                                                                                                                      to testimonies, Kyle Williams stole from
                  near Purdue’s campus            Wislocki’s said, he stopped the                                                                                                         his roommate and wore during the sec-
                  on Nov. 29, 2005.            subject, later identified as Williams,                                                                                                     ond attack, was presented in court
                     The      six-hour         after noticing Williams following a                                                                                                        Wednesday. The circles on the right
    Williams      court proceedings            female.                                                                                                                                    arm are where blood was examined. A
                  featured three key              “I noticed in front of Williams,                                                                                                        T-shirt sleeve cut into a mask, above,
                                                                                                                                                                                          was presented as evidence as well.
pieces of evidence. A stolen bloody            approximately 30 to 50 feet at most, a
Purdue letterman’s jacket, a cutoff            white female,” Wislocki testified.
sleeve and a sock hat that the                 “Williams was walking closer to the            inside of a Purdue Police                      sleeve was reportedly used as a mask         was obtained by Costello to enter
attacker wore that evening. Four               female in the South Ross-Ade parking           Department interrogation room                  by the attacker during the second            Williams’ Hilltop apartment. Small pieces
witnesses testified that those items           lot.                                           where he was interviewed. That                 attack.                                      of a gray T-shirt matching the sleeve
were either worn by or in the pos-                “I was alarmed another assault was          night, Costello was called in to                  “(Williams) acted as if it wasn’t a big   obtained on Nov. 29 were found in the
session of Williams when he was                going to take place.”                          examine Williams for blood evi-                deal,” Costello said of finding the          trash.
questioned the night of the two                   According to police testimony,              dence. Costello found a gray sleeve            bloody mask on late Nov. 29, 2005.
attacks.                                       Williams was arrested and placed               that had been cut from a T-shirt. The             Then on Dec. 1, 2005, a search warrant                  >> See WILLIAMS, Page 5


                                                                                                                                                                                          NORTHWESTERN AVENUE

                 CAMPUS CONSTRUCTION                                                                                                                                                      Accident
                                                                                                                                                                                          leaves one
                                                                                                                                                                                          man badly
                                                                                                                                                                                          injured
                                                                                                                                                                                          By Kate DeWeese
                                                                                                                                                                                          Assistant Campus Editor

                                                                                                                                                                                             A one-vehicle accident on
                                                                                                                                                                                          Northwestern Avenue Wednesday
                                                                                                                                                                                          morning left one man in serious condi-
                                                                                                                                                                                          tion.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Ryan Dill, 21, of Attica, Ind., was
                                                                                                                                                                                          struck by a vehicle around 1:05 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday as he was crossing the
                                                                                                                                                                                          street near the entrance to the
                                                                                                                                                                                          Northwestern Parking Garage.
                                                                                                                                                                                             According to a police report, Scott
                                                                                                                                                                                          Nogle, 21, the driver of a Ford F-150



                 REVAMPING THE UNION
                                                                                                                                                                                          pickup truck, saw the pedestrian on the
                                                                                                                                                                                          median but thought he would stop
                                                                                                                                                                                          before entering the street.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Dill lunged and fell into the left
                                                                                                                                                                                          northbound lane, approximately 150
                 Construction delay does                            lessens the appeal of the gathering spot.           scheduled to open in early August. Two                            feet north of the Northwestern Avenue
                                                                       “And everything is so closed off,” said          additional dining options, an Asian restau-                       and Grant Street intersection. A wit-
                 not affect opening dates                           Powell’s friend David Steen, also a fresh-          rant and an upscale convenience store,                            ness report said Nogle, a junior in the
                                                                    man in the College of Agriculture. “It’s a          should be available by October.                                   College of Engineering, was able to
                  By Kate DeWeese                                   lot less crowded.”                                     Some walls are being constructed, but                          brake, but Dill was still struck by the
                  Assistant Campus Editor                              “I’m looking forward to the completion,”         the majority of the work has been mechan-                         vehicle. When West Lafayette police
                                                                    Powell said, “to see what they’ve got in there.”    ical, Goldberg said.                                              arrived on the scene, they had to push
                     Renovation of the food service facilities at      Gary Goldberg, director of dining ser-              “(Restaurant construction) will probably                       the pickup off Dill.
                  the Purdue Memorial Union is “so far, so          vices at the Union, said although the $7            start to take shape the first of May,” he said.                      The police report cited pedestrian
                  good,” but students who frequent the ground       million renovation is a little behind sched-           Although constructing the eatery facades                       actions as the contributing circum-
                  floor are ready for construction to cease.        ule, there is enough time to catch up.              will take some time, Goldberg estimates that                      stances.
                     “We stopped coming (as often),” said              “I think we’ll be fine with our date,” he        workers will begin to move equipment into                            Capt. Mike Francis of the West
                  Heather Powell, a freshman in the College         said.                                               the newly-renovated space by the end of June.                     Lafayette Police Department said the
                  of Agriculture.                                      Zia Juice, a smoothie and juice bar;                “I think it’s progressing reasonably                           Fatal Alcohol Crash Team was called,
                     Powell said the noise of jackhammers creates   Flatbreads, a sandwich shop; La Salsa, a            well,” he said. “Things will accelerate once
                  distractions and the lack of dining options       Mexican restaurant; and Villa Pizza are             school ends.”                                                                   >> See ACCIDENT, Page 5


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       Editor’s Note: The following is the fourth in            called, he has overcome his shyness and is eager        and basketball game                                               Wednesday and passed legislation that
       a series of five profiles on graduating seniors          to become the lawyer he always wanted to be.            since he’s been at the                                            would order President Bush to begin
       or retiring faculty and staff members                       “I don’t think I fit the profile of a typical cut-   University, knows                                                 withdrawing troops from Iraq by Oct. 1.
                                                                throat attorney, even though I will be,” he said.       post-college life won’t                                           The 218-208 vote came as the top U.S.
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        By Andrea Thomas                                           Munden, who is the youngest individual ever            “Having my body                                                 country remained gripped by violence
        Campus Editor                                           to be published by the American Judicature              painted black and gold                                            but was showing some signs of
                                                                Society, a nonpartisan national organization            won’t be acceptable in two                                        improvement.
          Four years ago, one Purdue student was so             that addresses the administration of justice, will      weeks.”                                                                             See story, Page 11
        shy that he didn’t correct his instructors when         begin law school at Indiana University next fall.         This is especially true for Munden, whose
        they called him by the wrong name.                         He’s been excited to attend law school ever          ultimate goal is to become the governor of                                             Source: Associated Press
          His friends call him “Slash” because they             since he interned at a law firm down the street         Indiana.
        don’t know whether to call him by his first             from Buckingham Palace in London when he                  But he’ll always be a Boilermaker, he said.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Weather
        name or his middle name by which his family             was a sophomore.                                          “I have one IU T-shirt,” said Munden, who                                   Today                Friday
        knows him.                                                 “I got to see the queen,” he said. “She was          chose to stay in Indiana to be near his family.                               Thunderstorms        Showers
          Although Ryan Craig Munden, a senior in the           driving in her motorcade and I waved.”                  “Once it wears out, I’m never buying another                                  66/48                63/45
        College of Liberal Arts, still doesn’t care what he’s      Munden, who’s been to every Purdue football          one.”
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