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Judge rules to seal evidence in Andrew Delke murder case

Posted: 5:08 PM, Feb 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-27 15:15:46Z
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A judge sealed evidence in the case of the shooting death of Daniel Hambrick by decommissioned police officer Andrew Delke.

Judge Monte Watkins released two key rulings Tuesday afternoon, both of which sided with the defense.

Judge Watkins ruled that all future discovery evidence filed in the case leading to trial will be sealed. The defense worried some of the items may be prejudicial leading to trial , but the prosecution wanted all items to remain public and transparent.

Second, the prosecution asked that Delke's legal team, David Raybin and John Brown, remove themselves from the case over a "conflict of interest."

Delke testified he is aware of the situation with his lawyers; so the judge did not remove them. They both remain as Delke’s attorneys.

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