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Defense in Selena case asks for hearing

Associated Press

Before jury selection begins in the Selena murder trial Monday, the defense attorney wants a hearing on a conversation his client had with a police officer during her arrest.

Doug Tinker, who represents Yolanda Saldivar, accused of killing Tejano singer Selena, filed the motion Monday asking state District Judge Mike Westergren to hold a pre-trial hearing.

Tinker said he wants the judge to consider whether what his client said to police will be admissible. He would not elaborate on what Saldivar may have told the officer.

"We're not necessarily trying to suppress" the conversation, Tinker said. "The motion is to determine the admissibility."

Tinker said he was notified just days ago that the prosecution would introduce the conversation.

He also filed a motion to ensure that all physical evidence is brought from Corpus Christi to Houston, where the trial will take place.