Monday, February 05, 2007

Dunn Trial Pushed Back Over Venue, Statements to Police

The murder trial of Scott Dunn has been delayed for another month as the defense has requested a change of venue and that Dunn's statements to police be stricken from evidence.

Hat tip to The Herald (Sharon, PA):
Originally set for Wednesday when Dunn’s attorney filed the motions last month, the pre-trial hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. March 7 before Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas R. Dobson.

Mercer County District Attorney James P. Epstein said scheduling problems are one reason for the delay.

Epstein said the prosecution also needs time to collect more information on Dunn’s request to move the trial. Epstein has said that though there have been requests, none have been granted in the past 30 years in the county.

Misko asks the court to suppress statements Dunn made to Grove City and state police because he requested an attorney prior to, during and after making them.

The murder of Brandi Montgomery Dunn was well over a year ago. It would be nice to see this trial underway in the very near future. Thankfully, Scott Dunn isn't allowed (by PA law) to be out on bail.

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