‘Midnight Rider’: Grand Jury Says Filmmakers Were Trespassing

July 4, 2014 9:46 AM

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‘Midnight Rider’: Grand Jury Says Filmmakers Were Trespassing

A grand jury in Georgia has accused “Midnight Rider” filmmakers Randall Miller, Jody Savin and Jay Sedrish of venturing onto the railroad tracks and trestle without the permission of the railroad, leading to the Feb. 20 death of 27-year old camera assistant Sarah Jones. It’s a key charge for the case that has rallied the production community on behalf of Jones.

The trio was indicted by a Wayne County grand jury on charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing. The indictment — legally, a finding of probable cause — alleged the filmmakers had “unlawfully and without authority” had entered the CSX railroad tracks and trestle “after receiving, ...

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