GA - TRIAL OF Ryan Alexander Duke & Bo Dukes - Tara Grinstead, 29, Ocilla, 22 Oct 2005 *GUILTY*

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    According to this article - there is motion hearing today.

    Bond denied for man accused of killing Tara Grinstead

    The hearing is expected to continue Tuesday (2/12) morning, when additional motions will be discussed.

    Probably over but I'll post this anyway.

    Tuesday, February 12th:
    *Motion Hearing (@ 1:30pm ET) - GA - Tara Faye Grinstead (29) (Oct. 22, 2005, Ocilla) - *Ryan Alexander Duke (33/21 @ time of crime) arrested (2/23/17), indicted (4/2017) & arraigned (5/4/17) with 2 counts of felony murder & 1 count of malice murder, aggravated assault, burglary & concealing death of another. Plead not guilty. Held without bail.
    10/13/17 hearing update for Ryan Duke: will go to grand jury re media gag order on Oct. 24th; not expected to rule on this on Tuesday; Court ruled against the gag order 3/5/18; defense filed motions to reinstate. Should have been heard 3/16/18. Trial should be this year. On Monday, (3/5/18) the Georgia Supreme Court judge threw out a gag order, issued last year by an Irwin County judge, that barred anybody connected to the Grinstead case from talking to the media about it. In response, Duke's lawyers filed three documents Wednesday with the Georgia Supreme Court. One asks the Georgia court to reconsider their unanimous ruling against the gag order. If they refuse, a second says, Duke's team plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Grinstead ruling. They also want the Georgia court to leave the gag order in place until the nation's highest court acts on the case. 3/30/18: Ga. Supreme Court rejects appeal to reinstate Grinstead gag order. The Georgia Supreme Court has decided not to review Duke's appeal. 6/18/18 Defense asks for continuance, granted by Judge; trial will be sometime next summer. 7/11/18: Review hearing set for 9/20 & 9/21, & will set trial date then. 9/20/18: The hearings scheduled for today (9/20) and tomorrow (9/21) have been postponed. The D. A. requested to reschedule due to one of the State's witnesses being unavailable.
    8/10/18 Update: Defense files 33 motions.
    8/29/18: Duke hired Cobb County attorney Ashleigh Merchant & her husband John Merchant to represent him (pro bono) in court. Duke was formerly represented by public defenders.
    10/25/18 Update: New hearing dates are 11/19 & 11/20. 11/9/18 Update: Defense files motion for change of venue. Review hearing for 33 motions on 11/19 & 11/20 moved to 11/26 & 11/27.
    11/26/18 Update: Specific motions discussed: Defense Motion to limit State’s use of the word “murder”. Motion to exclude defendant’s 1st interview with LE. Dismissal of counts 1, 3 & 4. Motion #32: for Judge not to read indictment to jury. Judge won’t denied motion, but will read what he is charged with. Motion #33: Fair closing arguments from State. Motion #28: Change of Venue. Judge not granting motion at this time, to be brought up later. Defense suggests a jury questionnaire survey. State will have 52 witnesses. Trial set for April 1, 2019. Next hearing scheduled for 12/14 is to discuss what question to put toward jury questionnaire before trial.
    12/7/18 Update: Motions denied by Judge: That the court not read the indictment prior to opening statements; to limit the state’s concluding closing argument to rebuttal. Special demurrer: “He contends that merely alleging Defendant “used his hand” to commit aggravated assault upon and murder the victim is too vague, ambiguous and indefinite, thus depriving him of the constitutional and statutory protections identified in his pleading.” Restrict the use of the word “murder.” Appointment of an investigator or funds to hire one.

    12/8/18 Update: From leaked documents: Before Duke appeared in court for the first time last year, GBI agents said he spent nearly four hours confessing. In the documents (11 pages), an agent wrote that Duke told investigators he was looking for drug money when he broke into a random house and tried to steal Grinstead's purse and keys. When she caught him in the act, he punched her, which led to her death, Duke reportedly said. "I was involved with it, man," Duke apparently told investigators. "I was alone that night. I killed her." In the documents, he is quoted as saying, "I was a coward or I would have told this a long time ago. I am ashamed of my behavior and hiding a lie." Duke said he called Grinstead's home from a pay phone hours after the attack to see if she would answer. Agents wrote in the report they had known for years about a phone call from that phone. "The fact that Duke knew about the telephone call was knowledge only known by the GBI and guilty persons," agents wrote. After he called and she didn't answer, Duke said he went back to the house and removed her body. He claimed he came back to the home a few hours later, wrapped Grinstead's body in a blanket and placed it in the back of a truck that belonged to his friend, Bo Dukes. He said he then took the body to a pecan orchard and dumped it. Later, Duke said he and Dukes came back, moved Grinstead's body deeper into the woods and burned it. "The burning of Grinstead's body took several days, and they returned to the burn pile only once to re-burn the body and throw trash into the burn pile," agents said Duke told them. "I know I'm going to prison," Duke also apparently said. At the end of the confession, agents wrote that Duke expressed remorse. "I'm sorry for the pain I've caused. I took her life. She didn't deserve that," Duke apparently said.
    12/21/18 Update: Judge denies Motion to dismiss charges.
    1/4/19 Update: Duke requests $10K bond. Bond hearing set for 2/11/19.

    2/11/19 Update: John Merchant, attorney for Duke opened has argument in the bond hearing with another request for a change of venue from Irwin County. Merchant says investigators need to be hired to determine if a change of venue is warranted. Judge has DENIED the motion for Change of Venue at this time. Witnesses: Stephen Duke, Ryan's bro. GBI Agent, Jason Shoudel, lead investigator. Judge DENIES Duke's bond motion. No further dates available as of 2/11. Motion hearing set for 2/12.
    *Accomplice Bo Dukes (32/21 @ time of crime) arrested (3/3/17) charged with concealing a death, hindering the apprehension of a criminal & tampering with evidence. Released on $16,700 bond on 3/3/17 afternoon; waived right to his first hearing.
    In June, 2017, a Ben Hill County grand jury indicted Dukes on 3 counts: concealing the death of another, 2 counts of making false statements, tampering with evidence & hindering apprehension of a criminal.
    In Sept. 2017, a Wilcox County GJ indicted for 4 charges: 2 counts making false statements (to GBI), 1 count of hindering apprehension of a criminal & 1 count of concealing the death of another. Dukes has not been charged with murder. Dukes is awaiting trial in Ben Hill County.

    11/21/18 Update: NOT regarding current charges re Tara. A Federal Judge will decide whether to revoke Duke’s bond & sent him back to prison. Hearing set for 11/29 in Macon. They result from a 2013 case when Dukes pleaded guilty to stealing more than $150,000 from the Army. He served 27 months in prison & was sentenced to three years' probation, but prosecutors say Dukes has violated probation by failing to keep up with restitution payments and community-service work. Had an appearance in court re Tara’s case on 1/3/19.
    1/2/19 Update: Dukes has been charged with rape & sodomy following an assault in Warner Robins. Has also been charged with false imprisonment & possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. As of 1/4/19 on the run from LE. 1/4/19: Dukes was caught & arrested around 5:30 p.m. Saturday pulling into a relative’s house in Ocilla after 5 days on the run. There was no resistance from Dukes, according to law enforcement.
    1/3/19 Update: A Ben Hill County Superior Court judge has issued a bench warrant on Bo Dukes in connection to the Tara Grinstead case.
    The warrant states Dukes was supposed to appear in court Jan. 3 on concealing a death of another, tampering with evidence and hindering apprehension or punishment of a criminal charges in the Grinstead case. The bench warrant orders any Georgia sheriff, coroner or constable to take Dukes into custody and commit him to jail.

    1/4/19 update: Dukes was caught & arrested around 5:30 p.m. Saturday pulling into a relative’s house in Ocilla after 5 days on the run. There was no resistance from Dukes, according to law enforcement.
    1/6/19 Update: Made appearance before Judge charged with rape, aggravated sodomy, false imprisonment & possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Warner Robins case. Held without bond. No further dates given. Dukes is currently in state custody and will eventually be turned over (1/9/19) to federal custody & will complete six months in federal prison, as part of his revoked supervised release.



    I'll be shorten this whole thing soon! :)
     


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    Friday, March 1st:
    *Motion Hearing (@ pm ET) - GA - Tara Faye Grinstead (29) (Oct. 22, 2005, Ocilla) – only for *Ryan Alexander Duke (33/21 @ time of crime) arrested (2/23/17), indicted (4/2017) & arraigned (5/4/17) with 2 counts of felony murder & 1 count of malice murder, aggravated assault, burglary & concealing death of another. Plead not guilty. Held without bail.
    Previous court items 10/13/17 thru 12/21/18 - see here post #203: Suspect: RYAN ALEXANDER DUKE, in custody
    1/4/19 Update: Duke requests $10K bond. Bond hearing set for 2/11/19.
    2/11/19 Update: John Merchant, attorney for Duke opened has argument in the bond hearing with another request for a change of venue from Irwin County. Merchant says investigators need to be hired to determine if a change of venue is warranted. Judge has DENIED the motion for Change of Venue at this time. Witnesses: Stephen Duke, Ryan's bro. GBI Agent, Jason Shoudel, lead investigator. Judge DENIES Duke's bond motion. Motion hearing scheduled for 2/12.

    2/12/19 Update: Defense requests a hearing on 3/1.
    *Bo Dukes (32/21 @ time of crime) arrested (3/3/17) charged with concealing a death, hindering the apprehension of a criminal & tampering with evidence. Released on $16,700 bond on 3/3/17 afternoon; waived right to his first hearing. *In June, 2017, a Ben Hill County grand jury indicted Dukes on 3 counts: concealing the death of another, 2 counts of making false statements, tampering with evidence & hindering apprehension of a criminal.
    *In Sept. 2017, a Wilcox County GJ indicted for 4 charges: 2 counts making false statements (to GBI), 1 count of hindering apprehension of a criminal & 1 count of concealing the death of another. Dukes has not been charged with murder. Dukes is awaiting trial in Ben Hill County.
    *A Ben Hill County Superior Court judge has issued (1/3/19) a bench warrant on Bo Dukes in connection to the Tara Grinstead case. The warrant states Dukes was supposed to appear in court Jan. 3 on concealing a death of another, tampering with evidence and hindering apprehension or punishment of a criminal charges in the Grinstead case. The bench warrant orders any Georgia sheriff, coroner or constable to take Dukes into custody and commit him to jail.
    *A Federal Judge will decide whether to revoke Duke’s bond & sent him back to prison. Hearing set for 11/29/18 in Macon. They result from a 2013 case when Dukes pleaded guilty to stealing more than $150,000 from the Army. He served 27 months in prison & was sentenced to three years' probation, but prosecutors say Dukes has violated probation by failing to keep up with restitution payments and community-service work. Had an appearance in court re Tara’s case on 1/3/19.
    *Charged (1/6/19) & indicted (1/15/19) with 1 count of rape, 2 counts each of aggravated sodomy, kidnapping, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, 4 counts of possession of firearm during commission of a crime & 1 count of possession of firearm by convicted felon. For 1/1/19 Warner Robins case. Held without bond. Houston County.
     
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    Attorneys for Ryan Duke ask judge to postpone trial in Grinstead case

    Defense attorneys for the man accused of killing Tara Grinstead have asked the judge to postpone his trial. As of now, the trial for Ryan Duke is set to start on April 1, 2019 in Irwin County. Duke is charged with murder, aggravated assault, burglary and concealing a death in connection to the death and disappearance of Tara Grinstead. In its objection, the state brings up that the defense has filed two motions asking the judge to dedicate funds to help the defense pay an expert witness. The state said the judge has denied both those motions. As of Monday evening, the judge had not made a decision in reference to either motion.

    Another man, Bo Dukes, is still awaiting trial in connection to Grinstead’s death. Dukes is facing charges of covering her death up in both Ben Hill and Wilcox counties. Dukes is set to appear in Ben Hill County Superior Court this Thursday at 9 a.m. for a hearing in the Grinstead case. We are told the hearing is in reference to the Cordele Circuit District Attorney's motion to revoke Dukes' bond in this case.

    The DA filed that motion following the Warner Robins Police Department announcing that Dukes was facing multiple charges, including rape and kidnapping, after an incident on January 1, 2019.

    Attorneys for Ryan Duke ask judge to postpone trial in Grinstead case
     
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    Attorneys for Ryan Duke ask judge to postpone trial in Grinstead case


    OCILLA, GA (WALB) - Defense attorneys for the man accused of killing Tara Grinstead have asked the judge to postpone his trial.

    The Irwin County Clerk of Superior Court logged a defendant's motion for continuance of pre-trial discovery deadlines and trial, filed by Ryan Duke's defense attorneys Monday.
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    In its objection, the state brings up that the defense has filed two motions asking the judge to dedicate funds to help the defense pay an expert witness.

    The state said the judge has denied both those motions.

    As of Monday evening, the judge had not made a decision in reference to either motion.
    [.....]
    (Bo) Dukes is set to appear in Ben Hill County Superior Court this Thursday at 9 a.m. for a hearing in the Grinstead case.

    We are told the hearing is in reference to the Cordele Circuit District Attorney's motion to revoke Dukes' bond in this case.

     
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    Attorneys for Ryan Duke ask judge to postpone trial in Grinstead case

    OCILLA, GA (WALB) - Defense attorneys for the man accused of killing Tara Grinstead have asked the judge to postpone his trial.

    The Irwin County Clerk of Superior Court logged a defendant's motion for continuance of pre-trial discovery deadlines and trial, filed by Ryan Duke's defense attorneys Monday.
    [.....]
    In its objection, the state brings up that the defense has filed two motions asking the judge to dedicate funds to help the defense pay an expert witness.

    The state said the judge has denied both those motions.

    As of Monday evening, the judge had not made a decision in reference to either motion.
    [.....]
    (Bo) Dukes is set to appear in Ben Hill County Superior Court this Thursday (3/7) at 9 a.m. for a hearing in the Grinstead case.

    We are told the hearing is in reference to the Cordele Circuit District Attorney's motion to revoke Dukes' bond in this case.
     
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    Thursday, March 7th:
    *Motion Hearing (re Tara’s Case) (@ am ET) - GA - Tara Faye Grinstead (29) (Oct. 22, 2005, Ocilla) - *Bo Dukes (32/21 @ time of crime) arrested (3/3/17) charged with concealing a death, hindering the apprehension of a criminal & tampering with evidence. Released on $16,700 bond on 3/3/17 afternoon; waived right to his first hearing. Irwin County.
    *Charged (1/6/19), indicted (1/15/19) & arraigned (2/17/19) with 1 count of rape, 2 counts each of aggravated sodomy, kidnapping, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, 4 counts of possession of firearm during commission of a crime & 1 count of possession of firearm by convicted felon. For 1/1/19 Warner Robins case. Held without bond. Houston County #2019CR053334
    In June, 2017, a Ben Hill County grand jury indicted Dukes on 3 counts: concealing the death of another, 2 counts of making false statements, tampering with evidence & hindering apprehension of a criminal.
    In Sept. 2017, a Wilcox County GJ indicted for 4 charges: 2 counts making false statements (to GBI), 1 count of hindering apprehension of a criminal & 1 count of concealing the death of another. Dukes has not been charged with murder. Dukes is awaiting trial in Ben Hill County.
    11/21/18 Update: NOT regarding current charges re Tara. A Federal Judge will decide whether to revoke Duke’s bond & sent him back to prison. Hearing set for 11/29 in Macon. They result from a 2013 case when Dukes pleaded guilty to stealing more than $150,000 from the Army. He served 27 months in prison & was sentenced to three years' probation, but prosecutors say Dukes has violated probation by failing to keep up with restitution payments and community-service work.
    11/29/18: A judge has ordered Bo Dukes back to federal prison after his 2013 guilty plea to a charge of conspiracy to steal government property.
    12/11/18: The man accused of killing a South Georgia teacher was on drugs when he confessed to the GBI, his attorneys said this week. Ryan Duke says he didn’t kill Tara Grinstead, but was involved in covering up her death.
    1/2/19 Update: Dukes has been charged with rape & sodomy following an assault in Warner Robins. Has also been charged with false imprisonment & possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. As of 1/3/19 still on the run.
    1/3/19 Update: A Ben Hill County Superior Court judge has issued a bench warrant on Bo Dukes in connection to the Tara Grinstead case. The warrant states Dukes was supposed to appear in court Jan. 3 on concealing a death of another, tampering with evidence and hindering apprehension or punishment of a criminal charges in the Grinstead case. The bench warrant orders any Georgia sheriff, coroner or constable to take Dukes into custody and commit him to jail.
    1/4/19: Dukes was caught & arrested around 5:30 p.m. Saturday pulling into a relative’s house in Ocilla after 5 days on the run. There was no resistance from Dukes, according to law enforcement.
    1/6/19 Update: Made appearance before Judge charged with rape, aggravated sodomy, false imprisonment & possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Warner Robins case. Held without bond. No further dates given. Dukes is currently in state custody and will eventually be turned over (1/9/19) to federal custody & will complete six months in federal prison, as part of his revoked supervised release.

    1/15/19 Update: A Houston County grand jury handed up Tuesday (1/15/19) a 12-count indictment on 1 count of rape, 2 counts each of aggravated sodomy, kidnapping, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, 4 counts of possession of firearm during commission of a crime & 1 count of possession of firearm by convicted felon.
    2/27/19 Update: Charged & arraigned with 1 count of rape, 2 counts for aggravated sodomy, 2 counts for kidnapping, 2 counts for aggravated assault, 4 counts for possession of firearm/knife commission of crime & 1 count for possession of firearm/knife by convicted felon.
    3/4/19 Update: is set to appear in Ben Hill County Superior Court this Thursday 3/7 at 9 a.m. for a hearing in the Grinstead case. This in reference to the Cordele Circuit District Attorney's motion to revoke Dukes' bond in this case.
    Accomplice:
    *Ryan Alexander Duke (33/21 @ time of crime) arrested (2/23/17) & indicted (4/2017) of 2 counts of felony murder & 1 count of malice murder, aggravated assault, burglary & concealing death of another. Plead not guilty.
    Had Review hearings on 11/26 & 11/27. 11/26/18 Update: Specific motions discussed: Defense Motion to limit State’s use of the word “murder”. Motion to exclude defendant’s 1st interview with LE. Dismissal of counts 1, 3 & 4. Motion #32: for Judge not to read indictment to jury. Judge won’t denied motion, but will read what he is charged with. Motion #33: Fair closing arguments from State. Motion #28: Change of Venue. Judge not granting motion at this time, to be brought up later. Defense suggests a jury questionnaire survey. State will have 52 witnesses. Trial set for April 1, 2019. Next hearing scheduled for 12/14. 12/21/18 Update: Judge denies Motion to dismiss charges.
    1/4/19 Update: Duke requests $10K bond. Bond hearing set for 2/11/19. 2/11/19 Update: John Merchant, attorney for Duke opened has argument in the bond hearing with another request for a change of venue from Irwin County. Merchant says investigators need to be hired to determine if a change of venue is warranted. Judge has DENIED the motion for Change of Venue at this time. Witnesses: Stephen Duke, Ryan's bro. GBI Agent, Jason Shoudel, lead investigator. Judge DENIES Duke's bond motion. Motion hearing scheduled for 2/12. 2/12/19: Defense requests a hearing on 3/1. 3/4/19 Update: Defense files motion for a continuance of trial. Judge has not made decision yet.




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    Bo Dukes hearing in Grinstead case cancelled


    The hearing, which was scheduled for Thursday morning, was cancelled because “parties agreed,” District Attorney Brad Rigby told WALB.

    The hearing was for the DA’s motion to revoke Dukes’ bond in the Grinstead case, following Dukes’ charges in connection to an unrelated incident in Warner Robins on Jan. 1. The consent order states Dukes pleaded not guilty to the Warner Robins incident.

    According to the motion, the parties involved in the case agreed to revoke Dukes’ bond from a March 2017 arrest. Dukes was arrested on March 3, 2017 for his role in the Grinstead case.

    Dukes was released from Ben Hill County Jail the same day he was arrested on a $16,700 bond.

     
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    Tara Grinstead murder case: Trials for 2 suspects set 2 weeks apart

    The two men accused in the death of a South Georgia teacher and former beauty queen are expected to have their days in court in the coming weeks — more than 13 years after her death.
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    But the two former classmates are now at odds over what really happened: Duke now says he falsely confessed while under the influence of drugs and it was Dukes who killed Grinstead.
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    (Bo)Dukes will be the first to be tried in the case, prosecutors said Friday. His trial is set to begin March 18 in Wilcox County.

    Two weeks after that, murder suspect (Ryan) Duke is scheduled to go on trial on April 1 in Irwin. A judge denied his defense team’s motion for a delay.
     
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    another article:
    Bo Dukes trial in Grinstead case on court docket for Wilcox Co.


    However, the judge’s office told WALB there are two cases before Dukes', so it depends on the outcome of those cases as to whether Dukes will actually face trial the week of March 18.

    This is a five-day trial week, so if there are guilty pleas in the earlier cases, Dukes could go to trial that week.
     
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    Attorneys for Ryan Duke file more requests ahead of trial in Tara Grinstead case


    OCILLA, GA (WALB) - Attorneys for the man accused of killing Tara Grinstead have filed more requests with the court.

    That includes asking the judge to allow the defendant, Ryan Duke, to sit at the table closest to the jury during the trial.
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    The defense's motion, filed with the Irwin County Clerk of Superior Court's office Monday, argues that state prosecutors typically sit at the table closest to the jury during a jury trial.
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    Attorneys for Ryan Duke also filed a written notice of intention to offer alibi.

    The notice said the defense plans to argue that Duke was at his home in Fitzgerald during the hours the prosecution will argue Grinstead was killed.
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    Duke's defense attorneys write in the notice that he was at home with his brother, Stephen that night.

    The notice also states that the other man charged in Grinstead's case, Bo Dukes, along with another man, who has since died, were at the home that night as well.
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    Bo Dukes, the man charged with covering up Grinstead’s death, is set to start trial for his charges in the Grinstead case in Wilcox County on Monday, March 18, 2019.
     
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    Ryan Duke alibi: Tara Grinstead murder suspect now says he was asleep

    March 14. 2019

    "The man accused of killing a South Georgia teacher and former beauty queen says he was at home asleep the night she went missing, according to new court documents.

    Ryan Alexander Duke says he was in his single-wide trailer in Fitzgerald with his brother, Stephen, and both were asleep the night of Oct. 22, 2005 — the last day Tara Grinstead was seen alive. Duke’s friends at the time, Bo Dukes and Ben McMahan, were also in the trailer, according to Duke’s alibi filed in court. McMahan died in 2014. ...

    Dukes will be the first to be tried in the case. His trial is set to begin Monday in Wilcox County. Two weeks after that, Duke is scheduled to go on trial on April 1 in Irwin. A judge denied his defense team’s motion for a delay....."

    Ryan Duke alibi: Tara Grinstead murder suspect now says he was asleep
     
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    Tony Thomas‏Verified account @TonyThomasWSB
    Two more requests from Ryan Duke defense team. First , looks like they are going to appeal judges decision not to delay trial. Defense wants certified copy of decision to send to higher court on appeal.@wsbtv

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    2:39 PM - 14 Mar 2019 pst

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    2/2 . Secondly, defense wants Ryan Duke to be able to sit closest to jury during trial. Georgia custom is prosecutors sit at table closest to jury. @wsbtv

    2:39 PM - 14 Mar 2019 pst
     
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    Tony Thomas‏Verified account @TonyThomasWSB
    Breaking : Ryan Duke defense team offers his alibi in court records . Defense says Ryan was asleep in a trailer near Fitzgerald, Ga the night #taragrinstead was allegedly murdered. @wsbtv

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    6:47 AM - 14 Mar 2019 pst

    Tony Thomas‏Verified account @TonyThomasWSB
    (2/3)Defense says Duke was in a trailer with his brother Stephen, co defendant Bo Dukes, and a now deceased man. Defense says Bo and now deceased man left in middle of the night while Ryan and Stephen remained asleep in separate bedrooms.

    6:47 AM - 14 Mar 2019 pst

    Tony Thomas‏Verified account @TonyThomasWSB
    Ryan Duke set to go on trial for murder April 1st. Bo Dukes set for trial on lying to authorities in case next week. (3/3)

    6:48 AM - 14 Mar 2019 pst
     
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    Tony Thomas Retweeted Philip Holloway

    I really want to know about this Saturday court hearing no one knew about . What else was talked about ?

    Tony Thomas added,

    Philip HollowayVerified account @PhilHollowayEsq

    Wouldn't be surprised if there's another effort to postpone trial in the #TaraGrinstead case - will be watching closely. Thanks for sharing @TonyThomasWSB Tony Thomas on Twitter

    11:42 AM - 8 Mar 2019 pst
     
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