Sunday, April 13, 2008

A Taxing Day Indeed...

The next status conference for Harlow Cuadra and Joseph Kerekes is scheduled for April 15, 2008 @ 1:30 PM. During this hearing, there will be several issues Judge Peter Paul Olszewski will hear testimony and arguments on:

  1. Prosecution's request for independent pyschiatric evaluations.
  2. Prosecution's request for handwriting exemplars.
  3. Kerekes' petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus.
  4. Prosecution's request to include Justin Hensley's previous testimony.
  5. Kerekes' attorneys want Prosecutors sanctioned.

Other motions that were filed months ago, and are still not ruled upon include:

  1. Kerekes' attorneys want the trial moved out of Luzerne County.
  2. Kerekes' attorneys want a separate trial for Kerekes and co-defendant Harlow Cuadra.
  3. Kerekes' attorneys want to prevent the Prosecution 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.
  4. Kerekes' attorneys want to keep any past criminal record of Kerekes out of trial.

All-in-all, it should make for an interesting afternoon, and a taxing day indeed for PPO. I don't expect the judge to schedule a new trial date though... as Harlow will still have a couple of more days after this hearing, to file an appeal for the removal of his previous attorney Demetrius Fannick.