That's interesting. If so, it increases the likelihood of change of venue for some of the W4 murder trials. That's been a concern from the start - that it will be difficult to find enough qualified jurors in Pike County to serve in 5 separate trials. Pike isn't a high population county, they need to find enough jurors and alternates who aren't related to the case in any way, willing to vote on DP, etc.
MOO, this is Gerlach's fault. He waited 5 months to produce testimony from atty Bruce Dailey, then raised a bunch of objections about the tote bin documents after sitting on the information for nearly a year. The state's revelation of the recorded, forbidden phone calls between AW and RN really threw them for a loop. There's probably a lot of incriminating information in those tapes, so the only way the defense can respond is through delay and obfuscation with "alternate facts".
I suspect we might see more of this with the other cases.
- Trying to reveal evidence in the pre-trial phase
- Alternative Pleading
- Ofuscation and red herrings
- Obstruct and delay
- Last minute document/evidence dumps on the state