Judge rules on motions before trial of driver accused of crashing into OSU homecoming parade

by: Tiffany Alaniz Updated:

STILLWATER, Okla. - Quick Facts:

  • The woman accused of driving her car into a crowd at the OSU homecoming parade appeared in court.
  • A judge ruled victims and families can show emotion and that photos of victims and autopsies can be used in the trial.
  • There will not be a venue change.

 

Adacia Chambers appeared in court on Tuesday. 

Chambers is accused of driving her car into a crowd during the OSU homecoming parade in 2015.

Four people died and dozens of others were injured.

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The hearing handled several pre-trial motions, include a move to change the venue of the trial.

SEE MORE: Adacia Chambers' mental health evaluation due

A judge ruled that victims and families can show emotion in court during the trial. That judge also ruled photos of the victims and autopsy photos can be used in the trial.

Defense attorneys say it will be "next to impossible" to seat an impartial jury in Stillwater, but a judge decided that a change of venue will not be necessary.

The judge said the issue may be revisited if they have trouble seating an impartial jury.

The trial is scheduled for January 10. 

 

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