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Greitens’ attorneys ask that key witness, others to be kept from testifying

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

In a rash of recent court filings, attorneys for Missouri Governor Eric Greitens are asking that a felony invasion of privacy charge be dismissed, and are asking that numerous pieces of evidence and testimony be kept out of the trial.

The governor’s legal team says there is no evidence of a photo of the woman at the center of the case and that no evidence was transmitted.

Greitens’ attorneys also asked Judge Rex Burlison to prohibit the woman at the center of investigation from testifying, claiming she has been tainted by an investigator in the case.

Other requests from the defense included:

  • The woman’s identity not be concealed and that she not be referred to as a victim.
  • Experts endorsed by the prosecution not testify and other investigations of Greitens not be mentioned in the trial.
  • Bar the submission of audio recordings at trial.
  • Not allow anyone to testify as to their opinions about whether or not the governor suffers from PTSD
  • Not refer to anyone, including the woman, by her initials or by pseudonyms.

Greitens is accused of taking a photo of the woman at the center of the invasion of privacy allegation while she was in compromising position. Greitens has admitted to the affair but denied wrongdoing.

The prosecution has requested that testimony regarding the woman’s past or counseling she may have sought not be allowed at the trial.

The trial is scheduled to start on May 14. Jury selection is set to start May 10.

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