CASSOPOLIS, Mich. – The defense attorney in a high-profile double murder trial in Cass County tells WSBT he plans to file for a mistrial on Tuesday, claiming the prosecutor withheld evidence.
They claim the prosecutor didn't give them information into the investigation – including a hair that was found near footprints outside John and Carolyn Tarwacki's Cass County home.
Defense attorneys also say they didn't receive information about the nearly 750 tips police received in the investigation and some search warrants in the case.
The judge told prosecutors they have to give up all that information to the defense.
Police say Keith Lintz Jr. shot, stabbed and beat the Tarwackis. This morning jurors saw the bloody sweatshirt John Tarwacki was wearing when he was killed. They also heard a state gun expert testify gunshot residue proves John was shot at point-blank range in the head.
Lab tests show the hair that was found was from a young person – possibly a juvenile. Tests also show it was not Lintz's.