The suggestion was filed Wednesday in Cleveland federal court by the defense seeking the release of Samuel Mullet Sr.
Two judges have ordered Mullet and six co-defendants jailed to await trial. Last week the judge handling the detention issue said electronic monitoring wasn't an option because Mullet's farm in Bergholz doesn't have electricity in keeping with Amish practice.
Mullet's attorney says the Amish shun electrical appliances, not electricity.
Prosecutors say electricity isn't the issue. They say it's the risk to the community and other Amish if the defendants are released before trial.
More Nation & World Headlines
Clinton criticizes ‘failed’ effort to train Syrian rebels 3:55 p.m. UN nuclear chief visits Iranian military site Pope meets Fidel Castro after warning against ideology Carson says a Muslim shouldn’t be president and many Americans agree AP Investigation: Bungling by UN agency hurt Ebola response 3:54 p.m. Independent Greeks party to join coalition government BC-US—Salmonella Outbreak-Sentencing, 3rd Ld-Writethru,647Peanut executive in salmonella case faces sentencing Surging to 2nd place, Fiorina tries to seize ‘important moment’ for campaign
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.