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UPDATE: Judge denies motion filed by defense in Blakley’s corruption trial

Published: Jul. 18, 2021 at 2:17 PM CDT
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ATHENS, Ala. (WAFF) - Update: Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely’s trial is scheduled to continue on Monday after the defense filed to dismiss multiple counts on the indictment on Sunday.

A judge denied the motion filed by the defense to dismiss four counts in the corruption trial. The state is currently calling witnesses to the stand.

Original: The defense in Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakley’s corruption trial has filed a motion to dismiss multiple counts on the indictment Sunday afternoon.

Counts one through four are the charges in question including two counts of theft of property in the first degree and two counts of theft of property in the second degree. Blakely is facing multiple theft and ethics felonies.

See full motion below:

This motion comes days after jury selection and opening statements.

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