Eagle Elk defense motions to be considered

District Judge Travis O'Gorman has asked attorneys for the state and the defense to provide written arguments before he rules on defense motions regarding the trial of 16 year old Guy Eagle Elk. The juvenile is accused of advising fellow inmate and first degree murder defendant Dylan Cardeilhac in the fatal assault February 14th of Scotts Bluff County Corrections Officer Amanda Baker.

Eagle Elk's attorney Bill Madelung has filed motions to suppress evidence and for a change of venue. Madulung says his client was not properly mirandized by law enforcement and did not make voluntary statements in his evidence motion. He claims pre-trial publicity is why the trial should be moved to another location, although the judges normally go through the jury selection process before taking up that issue.

Madelung and Assistant Attorney General Doug Warner have until August 20th to file the written arguments.

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