Now, Merritt’s attorneys want to know what information Governor Ducey had – prior to Merritt's arrest -- that made him confident enough to send the tweet.
Spokesman for Governor Ducey released this statement to ABC15 about the motion:
"This appears designed to be a publicity stunt. This issue is in the hands of the judicial branch, where it belongs. We have confidence that the suspect will receive a fair trial, and the governor has nothing of relevance to add.”
The judge issued a gag order to prevent the defense and prosecution from openly talking about this case with the public.