Wolter Now Facing Attempted Murder Charges In Addition To Sexual Assault
William Wolter of Homer, who is currently awaiting trial after he’s accused of sexually assaulting children, will now also be headed to trial on an attempted murder charge.
The Battle Creek Enquirer says that on Thursday, the 43-year-old was in Calhoun County court for a preliminary examination, after he was charged with assault with intent to murder and assault with intent to do great bodily harm; prosecutors say that in 2014, he attempted to kill Ashley Graham of Battle Creek, who had been living with him at the time and would regularly trade sex for drugs with him.
Graham alleges that when the two had been arguing, Wolter ran her over with his pickup truck multiple times, causing injuries that left her in a body cast for 6 months. A defense witness testified that Graham laid in front of Wolter’s truck on purpose, but the judge ruled there was enough evidence to send Wolter to trial, leaving the facts up to the jury.
Wolter, who faces life in prison if convicted of these charges, is also facing first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges for allegedly raping two sisters, aged 12 and 15.