Defendant Michael Mead is charged with the murder of his pregnant fiancee.
Mead's lawyers today argued that the victim's ex-husband, James Spelock, was in the middle of custody fight with her and had opportunity to kill her. The state failed to provide to the defense evidence of a search conducted of Spelock's house. The defense argued that the case should be declared non-capital in light of the state's failure to turn this over. Not so, said Judge Bridges.
Opening statements are under way.
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