September 3, 2013

Murder suspect retains new counsel

Loren Fry now represented by Brad Rozzi and Matthew Barrett.

By Amie Sites Pharos-Tribune

---- — Attorney Brad Rozzi has been retained to represent Loren Fry, who is facing a murder charge as well as a wrongful death case in civil court.

In 2011, the Logansport man was charged with the death of David Schroder in what police called a long-running dispute regarding drainage tile on Schroder’s property.

Jim Brugh is no longer representing Fry. In July, however, Brugh found success at the Indiana Supreme Court after the court ruled in favor of his challenge that those charged with murder should not have to prove they are entitled to bail. Fry filed a motion seeking bail as well as a motion claiming the statute was unconstitutional.

Rozzi has sought the services of local attorney Matthew Barrett, who will be acting as co-counsel in both matters, Rozzi said.

“If you have co-counsel, the most important thing is to find someone you can work with,” Rozzi said. “Barrett and I have a similar background and similarities in our daily cases.”

A jury trial is scheduled for February 2014.

Amie Sites is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5117 or