Hearing on evidence in murder case delayed
A murder suspect’s attempt to suppress evidence obtained by law enforcement at the time of his arrest will have to wait.
David Glynn Hoyle, 33, of Front Royal, appeared in Warren County Circuit Court on Friday before Judge Ronald L. Napier.
Public defender Tim Coyne and Assistant Public Defender Ryan Nuzzo said they had received transcriptions of the police interrogations and of video of all but one of the body cameras officers wore when arresting Hoyle.
Based on those transcripts both prosecutor and public defenders told Napier they agreed to push back the hearing to Dec. 20 to allow both sides time to file additional requests or arguments in the case.
Neither Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Anna Hammond nor Nuzzo would elaborate further on what was in the transcripts.
The delay will also allow Napier to watch the three hours of videos before the next hearing.
Hoyle is accused of the March shooting death of his stepfather.
His defense attorneys had filed a motion to suppress certain evidence in his case. They are arguing Hoyle’s interrogation was done without a knowing and voluntary waiver of his Miranda rights. During the interrogations Hoyle asked for an attorney. His attorneys argue the interrogation should have stopped at that time so the gunshot residue evidence collected afterwards should not be allowed to be heard at trial.
Hoyle Jr., 33, was indicted in July on two charges: first-degree murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Hoyle is accused of shooting his stepfather, Warren Howard Ramsey, 58, multiple times on the night of March 27 in their Grand Royal Avenue home.