Attorneys for accused murderer Edward K. Kindt will be back in Cattaraugus County Court Friday to continue the legal process leading up to his trial.
Kindt, 16, is charged with killing Penny L. Brown, 39, of Salamanca on May 9. The mother of two young girls was out for a Mother's Day walk along a city recreational trail when she was killed.
Her husband reported her missing, and her body was found the next day along the trail. She had been raped and strangled.
Kindt, who was 15 at the time, was arrested two days later and has pleaded innocent to charges of second-degree murder, first-degree rape and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Several motions filed by Kindt's attorneys, Fern Adelstein of Olean and Daniel Henry of Hamburg, will be argued Friday before Judge Larry M. Himelein.
The attorneys want District Attorney Edward M. Sharkey to disclose anything that may be favorable to Kindt in his defense.
Also they are asking Sharkey to turn over any evidence he intends to use against Kindt regarding his prior "immoral, vicious or criminal conduct."
Sharkey will be given time to respond to the motions after the hearing on Friday.
A portion of the motions obtained from the court has been censored by Himelein and the pages appear blank.
Himelein previously ruled he would close the courtroom or censor papers that threatened Kindt's rights to a fair trial.