Angola 5 trial judge to rule on inmate statement
ST. FRANCISVILLE - The judge presiding over the Angola 5 first-degree murder cases is expected to rule by Friday whether to throw out an inmate's statement against the final defendant facing trial in the slaying of a prison security officer more than 13 years ago.
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against inmate Barry Edge in the beating and stabbing death of Louisiana State Penitentiary security Capt. David C. Knapps.
Edge's trial is scheduled to begin May 20.
Judge Jerome M. Winsberg heard several hours of testimony Monday regarding statements that former Angola inmate Richard Domingue gave to Angola investigators and prosecutors.
Domingue claims Edge said he and inmate Jeffrey Cameron Clark did not intend to kill any security officers.
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