Pre-Trial Motion Denied In Richardson Case

Pre-trial motions in the James Richardson double murder trial were heard Thursday morning with several eyewitnesses questioned by the defense.

The motions were made by Richardson's team to suppress evidence before the trial on March 14th.

Due to pre-trial hearing regulations, cameras were not allowed in the courtroom, but WITN was able to listen to the motion suggesting to remove statements made by two witnesses at the Other Place Nightclub on June 30th, 2009.

Judge Russell Duke heard the motion and denied it.

Family for the two victims, Landon Blackley and Andrew Kirby were inside for the pre-trial hearing, but declined comment.

Richardson's mother told us "It's really hurtful as a mom to see so much injustice in Pitt county. "I'm just hoping my son will have a fair trial here in Pitt County."

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