Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Yogurt Shop Murders: today's non-joint pretrial hearing (Part 2)

Next, the State agreed to give the defense copies of 40 photos that had been referenced by ATF agent Marshall Littleton during the original trials.

The next issue was somewhat confusing, but I THINK that Garcia subpoenaed the briefing notes, flow charts, timelines, and a PowerPoint presentation of all APD officers past and present, including cold-case head Sgt. Ron Lara, and then the State filed a motion to quash the subpoena. Garcia argued that the State waived work- product privilege by designating all those past-and-present APD officers as experts. Judge Lynch said his order remains for now until he has time to review Garcia’s motion. Prosecutors said they can’t locate the PowerPoint presentation.

Uncharacteristically, the last issue--turning over copies of defense-requested teleclips--was resolved without dispute.

Judge Lynch said that the realistic Mike Scott retrial start date is now October, with Springsteen’s retrial to start in January. The next pretrial hearing is July 15th.

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