LOS ANGELES -- The lead singer of the rock group Toto was ordered to stand trial on a drug charge even though a judge did not believe testimony the defendant was read his constitutional rights, it was reported today.
Robert Kimball, 35, was bound over to Superior Court on Wednesday in connection with the sale of four ounces of cocaine to an undercover deputy Dec. 15, 1981, the Daily News of Los Angeles reported.
Testimony during a preliminary hearing showed that a co-defendant, Lindsay Kapsinow, sold the narcotic to the deputy after making a stop at Kimball's North Hollywood home. Miss Kapsinow, 30, and another co-defendant, Donna Hahn, 28, were previously ordered to stand trial in the case.
Municipal Court Judge George Trammell, who ordered Kimball to stand trial, said deputy Richard Sloan lied when he testified another deputy had advised the rock singer of his constitutional rights after the drug transaction.
Kimball faces a Feb. 3 arraignment.
Members of Toto recently were nominated for eight Grammy Awards.