In a motion to continue the trial, the Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office said it needed time to review a PowerPoint presentation about a cell phone in the case that was supplied to them by prosecutors. The defense also notes that another phone is a subject in a motion to suppress evidence and that motion has not been ruled on.
The defense filed a motion to suppress nearly a year ago, and a number of court documents have been filed in connection to that request since. The defense is asking for several aspects of the prosecutor’s case to be suppressed, including statements made by Rodgers to police and evidence collected during a search of a home.
Prosecutors have filed responses to the motions detailing Dayton Police’s investigation into the killings and arguing that police acted properly investigating the matter.
The court documents say that authorities believe the couple traveled to Dayton to buy a gun. They said Rodgers was connected to the crime because of the nickname “Backwoods” and the pair were traveling to meet up with a person with a Facebook name of “Backwoods on Wildwood.”
Wildwood Avenue intersects with West Stewart Street, and Rodgers is connected with multiple properties on Wildwood Avenue, prosecutors said in court filings.
Rodgers is due back in court on June 7 for a final pre-trial hearing, and a trial is set to begin on June 28.