Defense for of Anthony Blackmone and Nathaniel Taylor requests evidence from Government


The attorneys for Anthony Blackmone and Nathaniel Taylor requested the government to give them evidence from the crime scene.

On April 23, 2016, Blackmone and Taylor allegedly planned to rob Nuru Frenche, but things escalated and they allegedly shot him. They are charged with first-degree murder of Frenche.

In court on Tuesday, the defense requested that the government give them data collected from hard drives found in a car at the crime scene. The government claimed that they are still trying to determine the scope of the materials they would use in trial, specifically how far back they would go with the hard drive data. Judge Lynn Leibovitz, ruled that they would go over the matter in two weeks.

Both defendants were also asked if they wanted DNA, collected by the government, to be tested by a lab of their choosing. Blackmone’s attorney stated he wanted to proceed with testing, while Taylor’s attorney expressed that he needed more time to make a decision.

Their next status hearing, to discuss evidence and DNA, is set for Aug. 1.

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