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ANDREW SANFORD, murder defendant, listens as his attorney Eric Schleuter represents him before Judge James Wagoner on Monday, Oct. 21. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum


Sanford hearing takes care of small details

By From page A3 | October 23, 2013

A man accused of a murder from 30 years ago appeared in court Monday for a short hearing regarding jury selection.

Andrew Sanford appeared with his attorney, Erik Schlueter, before Judge James R. Wagoner to discuss wording in the jury selection questionnaire for the upcoming trial.

After the wording was set, Deputy District Attorney Trish Kelliher noted that they had received documents from the Department of Justice from a subpoena. It was in a sealed FexEx package addressed to her at the courthouse rather than the DA’s Office. She noted that she believed she already had copies of the content. Wagoner subsequently opened the package and filed it.

After discussing dental work Sanford needed but the jail had yet to supply, Wagoner ordered that the jail to do the dental work; they had been holding off due to money issues.

Sanford will appear in court next on Nov. 18 at 1:30 p.m. in Department 1.

He is accused of the Aug. 14, 1980, murder of 16-year-old Richard Swanson while robbing the South “Y” Shell gas station in South Lake Tahoe.

Cole Mayer

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