Evidence questioned in freeway shootings case

Posted at 8:03 AM, Jan 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-22 14:12:06-05

A new motion in the freeway shootings case is questioning ballistics evidence from investigators.

Attorneys Jason Lamm and Ulises Ferragut represent Leslie Merritt Jr – the man accused of some of the freeway shootings.

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.