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Rashad Riddick’s Defense Files Motions to Suppress Evidence

Posted: Updated: May 21, 2014 05:09 PM
MADISON COUNTY, Va (WVIR) -

There are more details coming to light about a triple murder that shook Madison County to its core.

Rashad Riddick is accused of murdering his uncle, aunt and cousin in February 2011. He could face life in prison, but his lawyers filed three motions in Madison County Circuit Court saying Riddick's rights were violated and that the indictments were tainted by one of the prosecution's key witnesses.

The filings are for a motion to suppress evidence, saying the cellphone tracking on Riddick's phone was illegal and that Riddick was unlawfully arrested.

The defense team has also filed a claim that testimony from one witness who knew Riddick, Tyrone Johnson, was full of lies, and that the commonwealth's attorney relied on someone who is a "perjurer...multiple felon...career cooperator...and who was out on bond."

It remains to be seen how the commonwealth will respond to those statements. The court hearing that was supposed to happen Wednesday on those motions had to be postponed until later this month because one of Riddick's lawyers is ill.

If the newly scheduled motions hearings stay on schedule, we will know more come May 28.

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