Judge rules in favor of prosecution motion in Otis Byrd murder case

Brandon Byrd, the 20-year-old man charged with his father’s murder, was presented in court Monday for a status hearing.

The prosecution filed a motion relating to evidence in his case. As part of his motion, the prosecution mentioned previous records.

Defense attorney Emily Barth, rebutted the motion and said that the prosecution did not meet a specific standard of requirements. Before Barth could go into detail about her stance on the matter, Judge Jose Lopez interjected and said that the court disagrees.

The court refused to hear the defense’s argument and instead advised her to file her argument for the record.

Judge Lopez set a date for the evidentiary hearing for July 27.

Byrd currently faces second-degree murder charges for allegedly fatally stabbing his 48-year-old father, Otis Byrd, near a hospital parking garage last August.

Byrd is being held without bond.

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