Motion to Suppress Evidence in Shaffer Case Partially Granted

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Madison County judge has ruled on a motion to suppress evidence in the case against Jacob Shaffer.

Judge Karen Hall has ruled statements made by Jacob Shaffer to a Lincoln County, Tennessee sheriff’s investigator are admissible.

However, the judge also ruled statements Shaffer made to an agent with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and investigators with the Madison County Sheriff’s office are inadmissible.

Shaffer appeared in court September 18 as his attorneys, Ron Smith and Corrie Collins, argued these motions to Judge Hall.

Shaffer is accused of beating a man to death in Huntsville. He has already admitted to killing five people in Tennessee and is serving life sentences for those.

Shaffer’s trial in Madison County is set to begin October 29, 2012.