Attorneys for Kerekes filed the notice of possible alibi defense, as required by law, Wednesday morning.
The court papers indicate Kerekes might present a defense that shows he was inside room 211 of the Fox Ridge Hotel on state Route 315 at the time of the slaying.
His attorneys, Mark Bufalino, John Pike, and Shelley Centini, said they have witnesses they might call to support that claim. Those witnesses are Matthew Brannon, of North Carolina, and representatives from Yahoo Inc., Verizon Wireless, MSN Hotmail, and Sprint/Nextel.
The attorneys also filed a number of pre-trial motions Wednesday. Those motions contain requests to move the trial out of Luzerne County, have separate trial for Kerekes and co-defendant Harlow Cuadra, and prevent the prosecutors from using any statements Kerekes made to police, the contents of any conversations recorded at a California beach, and the contents of any evidence seized from Kerekes' e-mail account and Virginia home.
Kerekes was at the Fox Ridge Hotel in Plains Township when the murder occurred and has as many six witnesses to verify his claims, according to the notice.
Mark Bufalino and Kerekes' other attorneys filed the alibi notice and several other motions Wednesday, including a change of venue request.
Luzerne County cannot pull an impartial jury because of the "extensive, inflammatory, sensational" pre-trial publicity in local newspapers and television.