SHEFFIELD, Ala. — The defense attorney for a Colbert County man accused of shooting and killing Sheffield police Sgt. Nick Risner filed multiple motions on Tuesday, October 26, in an attempt to prohibit media coverage of court proceedings.
One motion requests that the court prohibit the broadcasting, recording and photographing of court proceedings related to this case "to ensure a fair trial and reliable sentencing proceeding in this context," according to court documents.
Another motion seeks to prohibit "all attorneys, parties, witnesses, law enforcement personnel and court personnel who are connected to the prosecution or investigation of this case" from releasing information regarding the court proceedings.
The full motions can be read below:
Additionally, Martin's defense team requested a court reporter record and transcribe all proceedings related to this case. In a separate motion, Martin's defense invoked "his right to be present at any and all proceedings at every stage of his capital trial."
According to court documents, Martin is charged with capital murder and the state is seeking the death penalty.
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