Lawyers want color crime scene photos banned

MEMPHIS, TN (AP) - Lawyers for a man charged with killing six people in Memphis argue that jurors shouldn't see color photographs of the crime scene at trial.

Attorneys for Jessie Dotson say black & white photos have less "shock value" and allow jurors to be more objective in weighing evidence in the 2008 slayings. They want a judge to ban prosecutors from showing color photos of the crime scene.

The Commercial Appeal reports that defense attorneys have filed 40 separate motions ahead of Dotson's murder trial, scheduled for September.

Dotson, 35, is charged with six counts of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder. Among those killed were Dotson's brother, three other adults and 2 of the brother's children.

Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com

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