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Ricardo Strozier back in court for more pre-trial hearings

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COLUMBUS, GA - Accused killer Ricardo Strozier back in a Muscogee County court room Wednesday for another round of pre-trial motions.

Strozier is accused of gunning down Christian radio DJ Heath Jackson while allegedly robbing Jackson's Lakebottom home in 2010.

Wednesday's hearing took up one of the more controversial of the more than 100 pre trial motions: court room security.

Strozier's defense team objects to their client wearing a "shock band" on his ankle during trial. The collar emits 50,000 volts of electricity if activated by a deputy. The defense says this is a torture device and a violation of Strozier's human rights.   

Witnesses called by the state trained in the device say it is a good deterrent for bad behavior and because it sends an audible warning and the shock only last for 8 seconds, it is not torture.

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