Sunday, March 16, 2008

Pretrial News in Jewish Federation Case

Naveed Haq is accused of shooting six people, killing one, in the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle offices in July 2006. Jury selection began on Friday. And defense attorneys John Carpenter and C. Wesley Richards have filed several pretrial motions.

  • The defense argues that the state should have the burden of showing that Mr. Haq was sane at the time of the shootings. Prosecutors say the opposite.
  • The defense has moved to suppress evidence from his apartment and statements he made to the police.
The presiding judge is Judge Paris Kallas. Question of Sanity at Center of Trial, Seattle Times, March 15, 2008.

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