Victim’s Wife Using Marsy’s Law To Challenge Release Of Mental Health Records To Ravnsborg Defense Team

     The estranged widow of the man hit and killed last September by South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg is turning to the state’s Marsy’s Law to try to deny Ravnsborg’s legal team access to her late husband’s mental health records.

    The attorney general is scheduled for trial in just over 2 weeks on 3 misdemeanors in the death of 55-year Joe Boever

     Marsy’s law ensures victims of crime have constitutional rights on the same level as those accused and convicted of crimes, and Jenny Boever says releasing the mental health records has a high likelihood of disclosing sensitive details about her. 

     Circuit Judge John Brown last month ordered the release of Joe Boever’s records so that Ravnsborg’s team could determine if the death was possibly a suicide since Boever was in the midst of a divorce and severely depressed