- Associated Press - Friday, December 2, 2016

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - An attorney for a man charged with fatally shooting a jogger in western Michigan two years ago has told a judge he believes authorities intentionally breached attorney-client privilege.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/2fV0mE2 ) defense attorney Brian Hosticka told Judge William Marietti that only he was meant to see notes written by his client, 46-year-old Jeffrey Willis of Muskegon Township. But during a hearing Friday, testimony indicated authorities had access to those notes three times.

Willis worries that authorities seeing his notes would interfere with his ability to prepare for trial.

Marietti gave defense attorneys two weeks to file a motion, then Prosecutor D.J. Hilson will have two weeks to respond. Willis’ trial in the June 2014 murder of Rebekah Bletsch in Dalton Township was scheduled to begin Tuesday.

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Information from: The Muskegon Chronicle, https://www.mlive.com/muskegon


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