Docs: DPS shows up at home of Merritt's fiance

Posted at 5:06 AM, Apr 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-12 20:38:01-04

There are more legal twists and turns in the freeway shootings case. 

Attorneys for Leslie Merritt Junior want lawyers brought in for Merritt’s fiancée.

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According to a new motion, the defense claims Arizona Department of Public Safety investigators showed up to the home of Merritt’s fiancée last week. They wanted her to answer more questions about the freeway shootings case.

DPS has already interviewed Dina Sauceda and threatened her with a domestic terrorism charge to get her to change her alibi to prove she was not with Merritt at the suspected times of the shootings.

The defense wants the court to appoint Sauceda a third party attorney.

Merritt appeared in court on Tuesday,  the judge denied the motion to question DPS Director Frank Milstead.

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Merritt has been behind bars for over six months.

He is being charged with four of the confirmed 11 freeway shootings that happened in 2015 .

The Department of Public Safety has not asked for the public’s help since Merritt was arrested for less than half of the freeway shootings.

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