Attorney of Abilene murder suspect says his client is innocent

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB) - It's been nearly 7 months since the murder of 54-year-old Abilene realtor Tom Niblo and the case remains unsolved. 

Police have named only one suspect in the ivestigation, Niblo's brother-in-law Luke Sweetser. 

Today, Sweetser's attorney Lynn Ingalsbe spoke with KTAB's crime reporter Stacie Wirmel about the investigation and why he's frustrated with the way police are handling it. 

"It makes it extremely difficult to represent a client if and when he eventually does become officially formally charged," stated Ingalsbe. 

Right now, the only charge Sweetser is facing is a theft of a firearm charge. Police found evidence when searching a warehouse owned by the Niblo family. 

Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge has said detectives found new evidence but won't say what. 

Ingalsbe says his client hasn't been charged with murder because APD has no evidence to support a case against him. 

"What is the evidence? If it's sufficient to formally accuse my client, then get with it. I'm tired of trying to defend somebody when he has not been formally charged and frankly I don't think he will be because in my opinion, he didn't do it," said Ingalsbe. 

 

 

 

 


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