Wayne County Outlook

Posted November 28, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Special Judge James L. Bowling, Jr. heard arguments on motions in the murder case of former Wayne County Assistant Attorney Rod Tejeda during a hearing in circuit court on Tuesday, November 13. But nothing changed as far as the motions that Bowling ruled on in October.

Blood evidence taken from Tejeda with a search warrant, following the two-car collision that resulted in the death of Jerus Helen Neal last April, will be suppressed, despite the Commonwealth’s most recent effort to get the court to reconsider.

The Commonwealth had filed a motion earlier this month asking that the court allow the evidence of blood alcohol results, which Bowling overruled last week.

Tejeda’s defense attorney had filed a motion asking that the court reconsider its ruling last month that will allow the presentation of evidence taken from the defendant’s car following the collision. Bowling overruled that motion last Tuesday as well.

Tejeda’s trial has been set for February 13, 2013.