PHOENIX (AP) – A judge has denied a defense motion for a pretrial interview of Gov. Doug Ducey for his Twitter post announcing the arrest of a suspect in some of the 2015 Phoenix-area freeway shootings.
Defense attorneys for Leslie Merritt Jr. said they wanted depose Ducey to know what information Ducey got from investigators before he posted a “We got him!” tweet on Sept. 15 immediately after Merritt was arrested.
However, the judge denied the motion during a hearing Tuesday in Maricopa County Superior Court.
Ducey’s spokesman has called the defense motion a publicity stunt.
Merrett has pleaded not guilty.
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