BEDFORD – Cherry Blattert appeared in Lawrence Superior Court I Thursday afternoon outside of the presence of the jury in her husband Scott Blattert’s trial.
Blattert, of Springville, is facing felony charges of aggravated battery when the assault possesses a substantial risk of death, strangulation, three counts of domestic battery resulting in moderate bodily injury, and five counts of domestic battery with bodily injury on a person under the age of 14.
Cherry Blattert is also charged in the case. She is facing charges of neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury and domestic battery. Her court date is pending.
Judge John Plummer III requested to speak to Cherry Blattert about her testimony.
Both Cherry and Scott are being represented by the same attorneys, Justin and John Boren, of Boren, Oliver & Coffey LLP in Bloomington. Judge Plummer requested Lawrence County Chief Defense Attorney Tim Sledd to represent Cherry for Thursday’s hearing.
Cherry was asked by Judge Plummer that should she decide to waive her 5th Amendment Right and testify, anything she would say could or would be used against her in her criminal case. Cherry testified that she understood and waived her rights to remain silent.
Judge Plummer, numerous times, warned Cherry about the risk she was taking if she chose to testify.
“I want to warn you of the consequences, if you testify it would and could be used against you,” he added.
Cherry again said she understood and waived her right to remain silent.