A new motion in the freeway shootings case is questioning ballistics evidence from investigators.
Merritt’s attorneys are asking for DPS ballistics evidence regarding their client including Merritt's gun, projectiles from the victims' vehicles and unused ammunition taken during search warrants.
DPS says ballistics evidence links Merritt to the first four freeway shootings.
Legal analyst James Goodnow says the defense has a right to see the evidence.
“The defense needs this evidence," said Goodnow. “Right now, it's trying to show there was a botched ballistics investigation. If the defense can show that, then that would be the key to the reasonable doubt they need to win this case.”
Merritt has pleaded not guilty.