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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  • by Read the Article Location: G-Vegas on Feb 26, 2011 at 05:42 AM
    To: Anonymous @ 4:10PM: I know for a fact he committed these murders. Not all people are drunk downtown, some of us work downtown and saw it as sober as can be. As you are refferring to the Lewis/Falcone case, there is a previous article about them you can comment on. As for this article, it's about Richardson, so we will comment about Richardson. Love it or leave it.
  • by anonymous Location: greenville on Feb 25, 2011 at 08:01 PM
    RIP Kirby.....we miss u!!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 25, 2011 at 01:47 PM
    I want to know how any of you know that this man committed these murders. Why don't you talk about the guy who killed the ECU student? The cops saw him do it and he is out walking around.
  • by Laney Location: Greenville on Feb 25, 2011 at 01:10 PM
    I have to say that I am shocked and horrified by the mentality of those commenting on this story with references to firing squads and "1860's justice" which, I can only assume, is reference to a lynch mob. I do not know, nor do any of you, what happened on the night those two people were murdered. Mr. Richardson will get his trial, fair or not, in a few weeks and it will be up to a jury to decide his fate based on the evidence. How is death by firing squad and "1860's justice" any better than what Mr. Richardson is alleged to have done? Clearly, hypocracy reigns supreme here in Pitt County.
  • by Dave Location: Your mind on Feb 25, 2011 at 10:23 AM
    This guy needs to face the firing squad. I would love to volunteer and have one of those shotguns.
  • by Fed Up Location: Greenville on Feb 25, 2011 at 08:44 AM
    To x: Any normal person whom is not guilty would not run and hide like this guy did. The prosecution must have something to be able to have him held for this long. None of us knows all the facts yet.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Feb 25, 2011 at 08:37 AM
    There are times when 1860's justice is called for and this is such a case.
  • by Russ Location: Henderson on Feb 25, 2011 at 08:34 AM
    Dream on x. Oh and he ran and his mama helped hide him. It just happens the person they are looking for skips town? Oh and don't forget that little part about his having been kicked out and being all PO'ed and angree. Then his attorney is trying to surpress evidence for what reason is it?
  • by OLD OXFORD RES Location: GREENVILLE on Feb 25, 2011 at 08:27 AM
  • by x Location: x on Feb 25, 2011 at 08:01 AM
    He will not get a fair trail in Pitt County nor any other county in the east...but thats not a bad thing...after they find him'll be easier for his appeal process...he's going to win his appeal then we start all over again...then he will be found not guilty...because if all you have is drunk eyewitnesses in the dark downtown, you have nothing ladies and gents...gotta have that gun, a confession or a camera...
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