Accused killer wants statements suppressed from murder trial

Bunch was the last person to see Harper alive.
Bunch was the last person to see Harper alive.

MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - An accused killer wants to keep his statements out of his murder trial.

Michael Bunch's attorneys made their case on Monday to suppress his statements during next week's trial.

Officers and investigators testified, but the judge said she would not make an immediate ruling.

Bunch was back in court Monday morning seeking to have statements made to police thrown out with regard to Lisa Harper, his girlfriend who went missing back in December 2009.

Harper's body was later discovered dumped in Marshall County.

Bunch was the last person to see Harper alive.

One officer testified Bunch said he wished police would find her because it was making him look bad.

Testimony also emerged that Harper's son told police if anything happened to Harper, Bunch would have something to do with it.

In the days after her disappearance, a detective testified Bunch offered information saying blood on his bed came from his dog and that the jacket he wore the night the pair were last seen together had been taken that morning to the cleaners.

Trial begins next week.

Jury selection is expected to begin Monday.

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