Motion To Bar Jail Talk In Triple Slaying Trial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for a man accused of killing three people have asked that the defendant’s jailhouse conversations be barred from his federal trial in Minneapolis.

Prosecutors want to introduce transcripts of Rashad Raleigh’s phone conversations in which he allegedly told a relative that he has “a lot of rage built up” and that if he is freed from prison, he’d kill again.

The 33-year-old Raleigh and 29-year-old Tyvarus Lindsey are on trial for the home invasion homicides of two adults and a child in St. Paul. Maria McLay, her fiance, Otahl Saunders and McLay’s 15-year-old daughter, Brittany Kekedakis, were shot and killed in March 2007. McLay’s two other children, a 10-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son, were not harmed.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press says testimony during the trial has indicated the intruders, which included two other men, were looking for drugs and money.

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  • Todd

    What an idiiot. I’ve had these phone calls from friends looking for:
    a) Bail
    b) calling someone they know to go their bail.

    The first thng they say is where the call is coming from and that “this phone call will be recorded”.

    He is jacked, he knows they are listiening and it can be used against you.

    Hope he rots in hlll for what he did.

  • WHAT?????

    Another dirt ball lawyer trying to get his client off no matter what the consequences. I know he should get a fair trial but if he was speaking on the phones from jail they should be used as he should have known that they monitor these calls and record them. This would be the reason they do this and there should not be anything that stops this from being used in court. How stupid is this guy that he thought he has privacy in jail?

  • Chief Dolan

    Coons love to murder people..And steal..And make babies & poorly raise them.

  • fred

    why would the feds NOT seek the death penalty for these thugs?

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