Murder suspect’s lawyer wants his client’s video and audio statements suppressed from trial

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Rudolph Galberth’s attorney wants two video and five audio recordings of his client’s statements suppressed, when the case goes to trial.

Galberth was indicted by a Belmont County Grand Jury on a charge of aggravated murder with a gun specification. He allegedly shot and killed his wife, Amy Butler, early June 14, leaving her body in the driveway.

Judge John Vavra said he will listen to the recorded statements–provided to him on two discs–and rule on the the defense motion at a later time.

He did, however, approve another defense motion.

Galberth will be allowed to appear in regular clothes and without restraints when in the presence of the jury.

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