Judge rules to allow evidence in case against accused teen killer
Two brown shorts and slippers will be allowed to be used as evidence in the trial against Brandon Acosta.
Acosta is accused of the 2018 murder and rape of teenager Timicca Nauta.
His defense attorney had filed a motion to suppress the evidence alleging the items retrieved by police were not subject to the search warrant that was executed at Acosta's home.
Judge Vern Perez in a decision and order said the items were "discovered during a lawful search authorized by a valid warrant and appropriately seized" and therefore will not suppress the items during trial.