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    Hearing on change of venue for Frederick is delayed
    By John Hopkins
    The Virginian-Pilot
    © October 25, 2008
    CHESAPEAKE

    A court hearing scheduled Monday for Ryan Frederick, the Portlock man accused of killing a detective, has been continued. No new date has been set.

    The hearing was expected to address several motions, including a request by the prosecution to move Frederick's trial out of Hampton Roads and a defense request to throw out evidence collected during a drug raid at Frederick's home.

    The prosecution wants a so-called change of venue because of "adverse and inaccurate publicity."

    "It is clear that the atmosphere will continue to be poisoned in this area of the state," prosecutors wrote in their motion to move the trial.

    Frederick, 29, is accused of shooting Detective Jarrod Shivers on Jan. 17 while Shivers and more than a dozen other officers executed a drug search warrant, police said. Shivers was standing at the steps of Frederick's front door when he was shot, police said.

    Frederick said he fired two shots at what he feared were intruders. The shots were fired as officers on the other side of the door used a battering ram on it.

    Chesapeake police have said little about the circumstances surrounding the raid and will not make their internal investigation public. The case remains the subject of scrutiny in both the traditional media and on the Internet.

    "The public feeding on this misinformation has created a frenetic environment wherein facts are distorted or ignored and replaced by rumor and erroneous conclusions of law and facts," prosecutor Paul Ebert has argued.

    Circuit Court Judge Marjorie A.T. Arrington could rule on the change of venue and other motions at the next hearing. Frederick's trial is scheduled to begin Jan. 20.

    His attorney, James Broccoletti, is now asking the court to compel prosecutors to hand over to him documents in the case. Broccoletti is seeking diagrams and any sketches made of the crime scene, video taken during the re-enactment at the crime scene, the cell phone records of Renaldo Turnbull Jr., photos of the marijuana plants stolen from the garage during the burglary, and certificate of analysis reflecting that it was marijuana, according to court records.

    Broccoletti said he "has repeatedly requested these items for more than a month," but has yet to receive them.

    Turnbull told The Virginian-Pilot in September that he was one of two men who broke into Frederick's garage to look for evidence of a marijuana-growing operation. Turnbull said he and an accomplice broke into the garage to gather evidence for police.

    The drug raid followed the break-in, which was never reported to authorities.

    Frederick is charged with capital murder, use of a firearm, and possession with the intent to distribute marijuana. He is being held without bond.

    John Hopkins, (757) 222-5221, john.hopkins@pilotonline.com

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    Thanks for keeping us up to date on this case. Information seems hard to come by on it.

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    Yes, and thanks. Back To The Top.

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    What a nightmare for this guy. He looked like an easy target. But he actually exercised his right to defend himself from a perceived lethal threat. Imagine that! Now because he hurt them over a legitimate misunderstanding, they're trying to destroy his life.

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    Thundar wrote:
    "It is clear that the atmosphere will continue to be poisoned in this area of the state," prosecutors wrote in their motion to move the trial.
    He who smelt it, dealt it.


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    SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS! The whole thing makes me sick!
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    Xeni wrote:
    Thanks for keeping us up to date on this case.* Information seems hard to come by on it.
    http://reason.wikia.com/wiki/Ryan_Frederick

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    marshaul wrote:
    Xeni wrote:
    Thanks for keeping us up to date on this case. Information seems hard to come by on it.
    http://reason.wikia.com/wiki/Ryan_Frederick
    Thanks, Thundar.

    Thanks, Marshaul.
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    The Reason wiki is really cool. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be much recent information on this case.

    http://sailorcurt.blogspot.com/2008/09/not-fair.html

    http://ifaq.us/2008/10/17/why-do-pau...ide-chesapeake

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    Yes, thank you Thundar. Please continue to link anything from the tidewater papers.



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