William Kennedy Smith, the suspect in an alleged rape at the Kennedy estate, has until Friday to present any evidence he wants considered, a prosecutor said.
State Attorney David Bludworth said Tuesday he made the request in an April 19 letter to Smith's lawyers, The Palm Beach Post reported Wednesday."This letter is to request that you present any evidence that you have or wish to have considered to the Palm Beach Police Department and the State Attorney's Office in the next 14 days," Bludworth wrote. "We will make arrangements to take sworn statements from any witnesses that you would like to present, but it will be done in Palm Beach County."
Bludworth has said he routinely makes such invitations to suspects and their lawyers when he's investigating major charges. Smith is not obligated to talk to police or present witnesses.
Smith's lawyer Mark Schnapp refused to say whether Smith would meet the request, the newspaper said.
Bludworth sent the same letter to lawyers for Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., his son Patrick, a Rhode Island legislator, and others who stayed at the Kennedy compound over Eas-ter weekend, when the rape is alleged to have occurred.
Police Chief Joseph Terlizzese said the investigation should be wrapped up by next week.