Judge in Murder Case Involving MPD officer Denies Defense MotionsMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Aug 01 2018 2:15 PM
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -The judge in a high-profile murder case involving a Montgomery Police Officer has denied three motions by the defense.
Montgomery Judge Greg Griffin, who is presiding over the murder case of MPD Officer Aaron “Cody” Smith, denied all three motions in a single-order late Tuesday. Griffin initially set a hearing for these motions for next week but later canceled that hearing without explanation.
The defense will most likely file an appeal.
The defense for Smith filed the motions Monday, requesting the judge to recuse from the case, a change of venue, and to disqualify the District Attorney’s Office.
The motions were filed after Griffin denied Smith immunity from prosecution Thursday, affirming the trial date of August 13. The defense called Judge Greg Griffin’s assertion that MPD Officer Aaron Cody Smith’s testimony lacked credibility as ‘erroneous and potently fatal’, citing language from a Supreme Court decision,