Defense in Captain Quick murder trial asks for several charges to be dismissed

Captain Kevin Quick

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WRIC) — The new trial for Waynesboro reserve police officer Kevin Quick’s kidnapping and murder case is set to begin in February.

On Monday, attorneys for the six alleged gang members accused in the Quick case filed motions asking to have several charges against the defendants thrown out. Daniel Lamont Mathis, Shantai Monique Shelton, Mersadies Lachalle Shelton, Travis Leon Bell (also known as Kweli Uhuru), Halisi Uhuru (also known as Gert Wright) and Anthony Stokes have all asked a federal judge to dismiss several firearms charges.

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Lawyers also asked that testimony from the government’s gang expert not be allowed in court.

A mistrial was declared for all six defendants in May 2015 after a list of potential and sitting jurors was compromised. Court documents said that one of the defendants took personal information on jurors from the courtroom and then returned it the next day.

Captain Quick was reported missing back on February 1, 2014. His body was found several days later in Goochland County. Police say he was kidnapped and killed after leaving his mother’s house in Afton.

The trial begins on February 1.

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