Defense seeks dismissal in case against attorney, five others charged in Kauffman slaying

Defense allwilleges prosecution withheld information that challenges witness credibility

Prosecutor says defense motion not supported by ‘relevant facts or law’

Judge could hear arguments on the motion Thursday or possibly later


A defense attorney has filed a motion to dismiss the case against Modesto attorney Frank Carson and five others charged in the death of Turlock resident Korey Kauffman.

Robert Forkner filed the motion Monday. He focuses some of his argument on witnesses in a preliminary hearing for the defendants. He claims the prosecution violated court rules by failing to disclose in a timely manner information about promises of leniency to these witnesses in exchange for their testimony.

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