Attorney for suspect dubbed ‘Shopping Cart Killer’ in Fairfax Co. seeks gag purchase on police

The protection attorney for Anthony Eugene Robinson has submitted a movement asking a courtroom to purchase the police to cease referring to his client as “a serial killer” and “the purchasing cart killer.”

The lawyer for a person suspected of killing four females has questioned a courtroom to prevent the police from using the nickname he’s develop into identified for.

The protection lawyer for Anthony Eugene Robinson has filed a movement in the Normal District Court docket for Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg, asking the court docket to buy the police to stop referring to his shopper as “a serial killer” and “the purchasing cart killer.” He’s also asking the court docket to prevent the police in Harrisonburg and Fairfax County from releasing any information on the situation to the media with no the court’s authorization.

Lawyer Louis Nagy’s movement centers all around a news conference supplied by the police chiefs of these two jurisdictions final Dec. 17. Robinson experienced currently been arrested in Harrisonburg and billed with two counts of initially-degree murder there, and Fairfax County law enforcement reported he was connected with two bodies observed in buying carts in the Alexandria area.

Fairfax County Law enforcement Main Kevin Davis and Harrisonburg Police Chief Kelly Warner, as nicely as Fairfax County Maj. Ed O’Carroll, consistently termed Robinson “a serial killer,” with Davis indicating Robinson “is identified as the purchasing cart killer.”

Robinson continue to has not been charged in the Fairfax County deaths, and Nagy mentioned in the motion that he was referred to as by a reporter inquiring for comment on the “serial killer” characterization right before the news meeting had even begun – a sign that the law enforcement were being “already feeding the media terms like ‘serial killer’ ahead of the information conference” in an try to prejudice the general public.

Throughout the information conference, Davis and O’Carroll do not refer to Robinson as “the accused” or “the suspect,” the movement says – only that Robinson “has killed four now. And we suspect that he has much more victims.”

Nagy explained in the movement that he’s been contacted by community and national media about the allegation that his client is a serial killer, and the nickname “shopping cart killer” has been all in excess of area media, as well as Men and women journal, Newsweek, CNN, Usa Now, Rolling Stone and more.

He additional that the nickname was “specifically made to guarantee that it would be repeated and utilized by every media outlet in the region,” and said it will compromise Robinson’s means to get a reasonable trial and an impartial jury. He added that a remark created by O’Carroll throughout the new conference indicated that the law enforcement would carry on to launch “sensitive information and facts.”

Nagy is asking for the Fairfax County and Harrisonburg law enforcement departments to be prevented from calling Robinson “a serial killer” or “the browsing cart killer,” and from releasing any facts about the case without having the court’s authorization.

Fairfax County police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi mentioned in a statement, “Fairfax County has a established observe document of conducting meticulous and methodical criminal investigations to go after justice for victims and hold offenders accountable. This case is no exception. When the defendant will delight in the presumption of innocence, the Fairfax County Law enforcement Section stands by its criminal investigation and we seem ahead to presenting our conclusions in a courtroom of legislation.”

WTOP’s Neal Augenstein contributed to this report.

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