Questions being raised about identification of witnesses in fight that led to murder

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by WHAS11

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Posted on September 24, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 24 at 7:21 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Louisville mother Laquita Townsend is accused of showing up at the home of a middle school student who got into a fight with her son.

It was a visit that ended with the murders of Dianna and Steve Wood Junior. Now her defense attorney wants to know how she was singled out of a photo lineup and who may have influenced the witnesses.

Detective Brenda Westcott with Louisville Metro Police was on the stand in court Monday.

She said the A&E hit crime reality show the "First 48" was also there when police talked to witnesses to try and identify suspects.

Townsend is accused of going to the Wood household after her son got into a fight with teenager Steveonte Wood.

Marcus Greene and Zachery Kilgore were allegedly with her and are accused of opening fire on the family.

This is just the latest chapter in this violent case. Back in February the case was in the news again because a corrections officer was accused of smuggling a phone into Kilgore; a phone, inmates say Kilgore was using to intimidate witnesses in the case.

The suppression hearing continues at the end of the week as the court decides what can and can't be used as evidence in trial.
 

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