Brevard judge rules alleged prostitute must give blood sample
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A Brevard County judge ruled Friday morning that the woman at the center of the deputy involved shooting during a prostitution bust must provide a blood sample.
Mary DeRossett was ordered to give a sample to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, despite objections from her defense attorneys.
"This is a very invasive procedure," DeRossett's attorney said. "We just wanted to make sure that our client's rights are protected.
Due to DeRossett's alleged prostitution profession, there is concern about that she may have a sexually transmitted disease or hepatitis, News 6 partner Florida Today reports.
The judge overruled the defense objections so DeRossett's blood will be drawn.
"The judge made his ruling, we respect that," said DeRossett's attorney. "And we wish the whole BCSO well."
Investigators say it was her uncle, John Derossett, who shot agent John "Casey" Smith on Aug. 20. Her uncle faces three counts of attempted first-degree premeditated murder of a law enforcement officer and remains in the Brevard County Jail.
Mary DeRossett is being held without bond.
The ruling comes a day after authorities released the names of the Brevard County deputies who were fired from their jobs over the weekend on accusations of having a connection to a prostitution ring.
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