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Week of hearings underway in county's first death penalty case in a decade

A man who is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and a homeless man in separate attacks is expected to be in court for most of the week. 

Glenn Galloway faces the death penalty in the back-to-back murders of Janice Nam and Marcus Anderson. They were murdered in May of 2016. Nam was shot to death inside her home in the 6000 block of Miramont Street in Stetson Hills. Anderson's body was found in a storage unit on N. Century Street, near the intersection of N. Nevada Avenue and E. Fillmore Street. Police said Anderson lived in the storage unit.

Lawyers on both sides argued motion after motion today as Galloway waived his right to a speedy trial. Judge Gregory Werner set a trial date of January 2, 2018.

It's not clear yet whether Galloway will be tried simultaneously for both murders or if there will be two separate trials. 

The defense conceded that Galloway could be seen on surveillance video at the scene of the Anderson murder. It is arguing self-defense in that death.

Galloway was also captured on surveillance video at Nam's home before her death. The defense argued that video should not be permissible.

Twice during today's proceedings, Galloway failed to stand when the judge entered the courtroom prompting the judge to quip "does the defendant have a leg issue?" The defense responded, "we'll work on that."

The hearings are expected to take all week to wrap-up.





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