Reeves case heads back to Pasco court - WFLA News Channel 8

Reeves case heads back to Pasco court

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Reeves at his first court appearance Reeves at his first court appearance
DADE CITY, FL (WFLA) -

The Curtis Reeves case is scheduled to head to a courtroom in Dade City on Wednesday morning, although the defendant is not expected to attend.

Reeves, a retired Tampa Police Captain, is charged with shooting and killing Chad Oulson at a Wesley Chapel movie theater in January. Investigators say the shooting stemmed from an argument over texting.

Wednesday's hearing is a pretrial conference. Dino Michaels is one of the attorneys representing Reeves and says the hearing should be fairly routine.

"It's standard in all cases in this circuit," said Michaels. "You can expect to have maybe a few of them before it's set for trial. So it's just the next step."

Media outlets, including News Channel 8, fought for access to evidence, also known as discovery. Some of that evidence has yet to be released, but could be after Wednesday's hearing.

"There are some issues regarding the release of the discovery to the press," said Michaels. "We initially filed that motion and this is the 30-day time period he gave us to look it over. It's our intention to allow the press free access to all discovery."

Reeves faces a second-degree murder charge. His last hearing was for a bond reduction, which Judge Pat Siracusa denied.

Reeves attorneys say they're in the process of appealing that decision.

Wednesday's hearing is scheduled to take place at the Robert Sumner Judicial Complex in Dade City at 11 a.m.

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