Mon, 16 Apr 2007
On Sunday, April 15, Eric ended his visit with his family early because of medical problems. He was examined by the jail doctor and it appears he may have a condition called pericarditis.
Pericarditis is a swelling and irritation of the pericardium, the thin sac-like membrane that surrounds your heart. This condition often causes chest pain and other signs and symptoms. For more information on Pericarditis visit:
Apparently the jail began treating him with steroids and aspirin and his condition improved. His lawyer filed a motion to have him taken to the hospital so that he could undergo further testing and receive quality medical treatment. On April 16 the US Marshals sent him to the hospital immediately prior to his hearing on defense motions. For this reason the hearing has been moved to Monday, April 23, at 10am in front of Judge England. At the brief hearing where these decisions were made a trial date was set. Eric's trial is currently set to begin on July 2nd in front of Judge England. That gives us 2 1/2 months to raise the remaining $8,000 necessary for Eric's defense. We will continue to send out updates as new information about Eric's health becomes available. Please continue writing Eric during these times of struggle! Check www.supporteric. org for guidelines about writing Eric at the jail.