Sunday, August 17, 2008

PPO Expected to Rule on Several Motions this Week...

Judge Peter Paul Olszewski

Judge Peter Paul Olszewski is expected to file some rulings this week on a myriad of motions that have been filed by the defense... most notably are... if Harlow Cuadra and Joseph Kerekes can have separate trials, if the trial(s) is held in Luzerne County or a jury from another county is brought in, and if prosecutors can use recorded conversations from Black's Beach and the Crab Catcher Restaurant.

Other motions PPO could rule on include: Cuadra's Writ of Habeas Corpus, and just about anything else Harlow's attorneys filed in his lengthy omnibus pre-trial motion.

I personally think Cuadra and Kerekes will lose almost every motion, if not all. The only two I can think of that I'd consider 'iffy' are the severance motion, and Kerekes' motion to suppress statements made after arrest... and even with those two question marks... I'm leaning towards PPO saying no.

What do you think the rulings will be?

Update @ 08/22/2008: Sources are now telling me that he will likely announce his rulings next Tuesday or Wednesday.