Motion for Discovery filed in Fenner/Covington case

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The hearing on pre-trial motions in the Fenner/Covington case will hear one more motion. Assistant District Attorney Garland F. Byers, Jr. filed a Motion for Discovery to be heard on May 19, 2017 along with previous motions filed by the defense attorney and him.

Those pretrial motions to be heard in the Fenner case in May are:

  • Defendant’s Motion for Change of Venue,
  • Defendant’s Motion for a Bill of Particulars,
  • State’s Motion for Joinder of Offences for Trial, and
  • the States’ Motion in the Alternative for a Special Veniere.
  • Motion for Discovery



Byers requested Defense Attorney David Teddy, representing Brooke Covington, for any additional information on the binder of many Affidavits submitted to the district attorney before indictment. The Motion for Discovery calls for an Order for the defense to all the State of N.C.  to review and makes of any documents, photographs, video recordings, etc. that are planned to be used as evidence.

Further, the motion calls for an order to produce any physical or mental examination reports of the Defendant, a sample of any physical physical evidence if any of those are to be used as evidence in the upcoming trial. The motion also asks for information as to whether Covington will use insanity, self-defense, voluntary or involuntary intoxication as part of the defense.

The State also requested notice of any expert witnesses with a copy of their reports and credentials. The final request is for the Defense to provide a list of witnesses expected to be called at the time of jury selection. Currently the trial is expected to be called on May 30, 2017.

One Response to Motion for Discovery filed in Fenner/Covington case

  1. Jerry Cooper 05/09/2017 at 9:41 am

    Gayle, Thank you for your continued, complete, and unbiased coverage of this story. You are doing a great honor for all those who believe in the “freedom of the Press.”

    Your kindness towards me will always be fondly and gratefully remembered. God bless you for all you do.

    Jerry Allen Cooper
    Dare2Believe Ministries

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