Opening statements expected to begin in Davis & Saltzman trial - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Opening statements expected to begin in Davis & Saltzman trial

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Judge David Ritchie has ruled in favor of the defense concerning that "mystery" document defense attorneys do not want to furnish to the state.
  
After viewing the document Ritchie concludes the defense will use it to impeach or contradict a state witness' testimony and so it doesn't have to be furnished to the state until the defense is ready to use it in court.
  
Also the judge has denied a motion to dismiss charges because of prejudice the defense says time delays caused to Robyn Davis and Carol Sissy Saltzman. They are charged with the second degree murder of Davis's husband Brian in June 2009.
  
Opening statements are expected to begin shortly.
  
Those with prosecution and defense have been bringing in bags and boxes of documents and various items that will be used in the trial. One item brought in by the state is a tire--presumably from Brian Davis's car. His body was found with his car in a remote area near Deatonville.

Brian Davis was murdered in June 2009 and his body was found in a remote area near Deatonville.  Robyn Davis and Saltzman are charged with second degree murder.  If convicted they face mandatory life in prison.

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