Former HPD officer’s hearing in murder case canceled

Published: Jan. 18, 2022 at 12:43 PM CST
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - A judge granted a motion Tuesday to cancel a hearing for former Huntsville Police Officer, David McCoy, who is charged with murdering his pregnant girlfriend, Courtney Spraggins.

Judge Allison Austin granted the motion Tuesday after it was made by McCoy’s defense attorney earlier that day. The former HPD officer’s attorney requested the continuance because previous motions that were filed have either been withdrawn or the state and defense reached an agreement. The hearing was originally set for Tuesday afternoon. The hearing focused on allowing McCoy to be present at all future hearings and preserving evidence.

McCoy’s first attorney, Richard D. Jensen, previously asked that Spraggins’ body be preserved for an independent autopsy. According to court documents, his current attorney, Brian Clark, states all DNA and autopsy evidence will be preserved.

McCoy is facing a capital murder charge and is set to appear in court on Jan. 28 for a preliminary hearing.

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