Grand jurors examine Carroll Fisher's conduct, aid in fraternity death investigation


Monday, October 18th 2004, 2:44 pm
By: News On 6


OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (AP) -- A state grand jury is looking into Carroll Fisher's dealings with a Texas businessman and the death of a University of Oklahoma fraternity pledge.

Fisher, who is planning to move to California, already faces three felony charges as a result of a grand jury's probe.

He resigned September 24 instead of facing an impeachment trial.

Fisher's attorney Robert Wyatt the fourth says Fisher has accepted a job in Southern California and will be moving there soon.

Grand jurors are looking into Fisher's dealings with Texas businessman Gene Phillips.

Grand jurors are also expected to help Cleveland County prosecutors in the investigation of a University of Oklahoma fraternity pledge.

Six witness could appear before grand jurors to discuss Blake Hammontree's death.

Hammontree was found dead in the Sigma Chi fraternity house on the morning of September 30th.

He had been drinking the night before and his blood-alcohol content was .42, more than five times the legal limit.