- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Springfield judge will determine whether jurors can see graphic crime scene photos of a homicide victim in the upcoming trial of the man charged in her death.

The Republican reports (https://bit.ly/1rp71fi ) that prosecutors in the murder case of 24-year-old Dennis Rosa-Roman argued Tuesday the jury should be shown what they described as “gruesome” photos of the crime scene in the stabbing death of 20-year-old Amanda Plasse.

Plasse was found in her Chicopee apartment in August 2011.

Defense attorney Donald Frank says that showing jurors some of the photos would prejudice them against Rosa-Roman.

The judge says he will consider the lawyers’ arguments and decide what pictures can be shown.

Jury selection starts Wednesday in Rosa-Roman’s trial. He has been held without bail since his arrest in November 2013.

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Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, https://www.masslive.com/news/

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