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Coe's attorneys: Don't call Coe South Hill Rapist in court

View from inside the courtroom where Kevin Coe will be civilly committed, or ultimately released from prison. View from inside the courtroom where Kevin Coe will be civilly committed, or ultimately released from prison.
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SPOKANE, Wash. - As jury selection in the Kevin Coe case wrapped up for the week on Thursday afternoon, Coe's attorneys introduced a bevy of pre-trial motions in their client's defense, including one that would bar the term South Hill Rapist in the courtroom.

Coe's lawyers introduced a total of 18 motions after questioning of potential jurors ended for the week. 

In one motion, the defense wanted to make sure no one referred to Coe as the "South Hill Rapist" because they said it would infer that he was responsible for more rapes other than the one for which he was convicted.  The prosecution agreed to avoid the label, and both sides agreed not to talk about that term in court.

Another motion was related to the so-called sexual arousal test that Coe took earlier.  The defense wanted to bar the verbiage that the Court ordered the test because it would suggest that Coe was guilty.  Coe initially refused to take the test.  But the judge denied the motion, reminding both sides that the test is a statutory mandate for someone who will be civilly committed.

A third motion related to the testimony of Coe's girlfriend at the time of the rapes.  Coe's attorneys wanted to bar her testimony, saying she didn't want to take part in the trial and that she was unavailable.  The judge declined to rule on the matter, but said she would make her decision at a later time after having read through her testimony.

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Jury selection is expected to wrap up early next week, followed by more pre-trial motions, including ones related to witnesses and some photographs.  The trial itself could start as early as the end of next week - Thursday or Friday.

KHQ will continue to provide live streaming video from the courtroom at www.khq.com
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