Duncan's current attorneys filed a motion in Boise's U.S. District Court on Sunday asking a judge to either close the courtroom for the testimony or to allow the lawyers to testify at another private location.
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Nothing has been resolved at a U.S. District Court hearing Friday in Boise where attorneys are preparing for a complicated review that could unravel the death sentence against Joseph Edward Duncan III.
The high court rejected the petition from Joseph Edward Duncan III's attorneys on Monday. Now a federal judge in Idaho must hold a hearing to determine if Duncan was competent when he waived his appeal in a 2008 death penalty case.
The teenager accused of killing three students in a shooting spree in an Ohio high school cafeteria chose his victims at random and is "someone who's not well," a prosecutor said Tuesday as the slightly built young man appeared in juvenile court.