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It’s been almost exactly a year since Gail Gerlach fired a single, deadly shot into his Suburban as it was being driven away by Brendan Kaluza-Graham, and Wednesday Gerlach was back in court as his manslaughter trial is just weeks away.

In a pre-trial hearing held Wednesday morning, Judge Annette Plese made rulings about which of Gail Gerlach’s statements to police can be allowed at trial. Based on prior case law – both here in Washington and in the Supreme Court – she ruled that the statements Gerlach made to police on the morning of March 25, 2013, are admissible, up to the point at which a police officer recommended Gerlach get a lawyer. She also ruled any statements made after Gerlach told investigators he did not want to speak further about the events that unfolded are inadmissible.

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