Gerlach's Lawyers Intend To Bring Up Kaluza-Graham's Criminal Hi - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Gerlach's Lawyers Intend To Bring Up Kaluza-Graham's Criminal History And Drug Use

Posted: Updated:
Gail Gerlach (left) is being charged with Manslaughter after shooting and killing Brendon Kaluza-Graham (right) as Kaluza-Graham was driving away in Gerlach's SUV Gail Gerlach (left) is being charged with Manslaughter after shooting and killing Brendon Kaluza-Graham (right) as Kaluza-Graham was driving away in Gerlach's SUV
SPOKANE, Wash. - The lawyers for Gail Gerlach tell KHQ they intend to bring up Brendon Kaluza-Graham's criminal history and drug use during Gerlach's upcoming trial. 

Gerlach is being charged with First Degree Manslaughter for shooting and killing Kaluza-Graham as he was stealing Gerlach's SUV. 

In documents received by KHQ on Tuesday, Gerlach's attorneys stated they intend to bring up Kaluza-Graham's criminal history and his violent behavior towards police when resisting arrest. Gerlach's defense team also said they intend to raise the issue of the large amount of meth found in Kaluza-Graham during his autopsy and the meth found on his body, which the defense team says was packaged for possible resale. 

In addition to the criminal history and drug use, the defense team says Gerlach intends to invoke his spousal privilege and his wife may not be examined or called upon as a witness for the state. Gerlach does reserve the right to call his wife as a witness in his defense, however. 

Gerlach's lawyers also said the judge will have to decide if the information is permitted. If the judge doesn't allow it, the defense can't bring it up. The actual decision will be made before the trial actually begins. Earlier, the judge did decide that any statements Gerlach made prior to being given his rights are inadmissible. 

Gerlach's next court appearance is scheduled for March 5th, 2014. His trial is scheduled to begin on March 31, 2014. 
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Seahawks legend Cortez Kennedy dies at 48

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 1:20 PM EDT2017-05-23 17:20:37 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Seattle Seahawks legend and NFL Hall of Famer, Cortez Kennedy, is dead at the age of 48. TMZ Sports says they confirmed the news with the Orlando Police Department who say "there is nothing suspicious" about his death. The cause of his death is still unknown. Cortez played his entire eleven-season career with the Seattle Seahawks from 1990 - 2001.

    >>

    KHQ.COM - Seattle Seahawks legend and NFL Hall of Famer, Cortez Kennedy, is dead at the age of 48. TMZ Sports says they confirmed the news with the Orlando Police Department who say "there is nothing suspicious" about his death. The cause of his death is still unknown. Cortez played his entire eleven-season career with the Seattle Seahawks from 1990 - 2001.

    >>
  • Spokane Police say missing 10-year-old boy found safe

    Spokane Police say missing 10-year-old boy found safe

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 1:18 PM EDT2017-05-23 17:18:54 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane Police say 10-year-old Jeremy Clough has been found and is safe as of 11:18 p.m. Monday night. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane Police say 10-year-old Jeremy Clough has been found and is safe as of 11:18 p.m. Monday night. 

    >>
  • Britain raises terror level after concert attack

    Britain raises terror level after concert attack

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 5:14 PM EDT2017-05-23 21:14:24 GMT

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain's threat level from terrorism has been raised to critical - meaning an attack may be imminent. May says Salman Abadi, the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert in Manchester, may have been part of a bigger network.

    >>

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain's threat level from terrorism has been raised to critical - meaning an attack may be imminent. May says Salman Abadi, the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert in Manchester, may have been part of a bigger network.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Spokane homeless count shows slight increase overall and among veterans

    Spokane homeless count shows slight increase overall and among veterans

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 6:27 PM EDT2017-05-23 22:27:14 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane released the results from its annual point-in-time homeless count Tuesday, and it shows an increase in homelessness. Overall homelessness numbers were up 11 percent during the annual count, which is federally mandated and happened on January 16.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane released the results from its annual point-in-time homeless count Tuesday, and it shows an increase in homelessness. Overall homelessness numbers were up 11 percent during the annual count, which is federally mandated and happened on January 16.

    >>
  • Bicyclist dies when struck by vehicle on Spokane County road

    Bicyclist dies when struck by vehicle on Spokane County road

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-05-23 22:05:26 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man whose bicycle was struck as he rode on a Spokane County roadway has died.      The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says the adult male died in a hospital on Tuesday morning, a day after his bike was struck by a vehicle.      The man's identity has not been released. The incident occurred on Dishman Mica Road southeast of the city of Spokane.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man whose bicycle was struck as he rode on a Spokane County roadway has died.      The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says the adult male died in a hospital on Tuesday morning, a day after his bike was struck by a vehicle.      The man's identity has not been released. The incident occurred on Dishman Mica Road southeast of the city of Spokane.

    >>
  • Hundreds honor sheriff's deputy killed in line of duty

    Hundreds honor sheriff's deputy killed in line of duty

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 6:01 PM EDT2017-05-23 22:01:06 GMT

    BELGRADE, Mont. (AP0 - A Montana sheriff's deputy who was killed in the line of duty last week was remembered as family man, a man of faith and a dedicated public servant who could be tough when he needed to be but still played dolls with his daughter.      Hundreds of law enforcement officers, family and friends gathered Tuesday to honor Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore.

    >>

    BELGRADE, Mont. (AP0 - A Montana sheriff's deputy who was killed in the line of duty last week was remembered as family man, a man of faith and a dedicated public servant who could be tough when he needed to be but still played dolls with his daughter.      Hundreds of law enforcement officers, family and friends gathered Tuesday to honor Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore.

    >>