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Durham Judge Rules On Motions Filed By Accused Killer Representing Himself

Posted October 12, 2005

— A Durham judge ruled Tuesday in favor of several motions filed by accused killer Robert Petrick.

Petrick is defending himself against charges he killed his wife, Janine Sutphen.

The judge granted Petrick's request that all potential jurors fill out questionnaires to see how much they know about the high-profile case and also agreed to let Petrick examine several computers seized from his home as evidence.

Petrick, however, was denied a request to be moved back to the Durham County jail. He is currently serving an 11-year sentence for fraud at Raleigh's Central Prison.

Petrick's murder trial is set to begin Oct. 31.


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