Prosecution Thrown Curveball in Charlotte Cop Killing Trial
August 26, 2010
On the third straight day of surprises in the Demeatrius Montgomery trial, attorneys argued over the importance of another possible suspect in the 2007 killings of two Charlotte police officers - a man who bears a striking resemblance to Montgomery.
Montgomery's attorneys say a Mecklenburg jail inmate told police that a man named Octavious Elmore confessed to the killings. The inmate also claimed he saw Elmore near the crime scene that night, the attorneys said.
They told the judge Wednesday they want to tell the jury about Elmore, but prosecutors argue the inmate's story clearly contradicts the facts of the case and therefore should not be allowed in the trial.
Superior Court Judge Forrest Bridges said he would rule later on prosecutors' motion to keep jurors from hearing about Elmore.
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