Murder suspect Brandon Michael Acosta was in court Thursday afternoon but a question regarding the color of shorts found in his home at the time of the arrest forced a continuation of today’s proceedings.
Accused of raping and murdering 15-year-old Timicca Nauta, Brandon Michael Acosta’s case will not move forward until what appears to be a typographical error in a motion to suppress evidence is addressed.
According to Acosta’s attorney William Pole, he had inadvertently written in his motion to suppress evidence that a pair of shorts found in Acosta’s home were brown instead of gray.
In court, the government stated that they were not in possession of brown shorts.
Although a seemingly trivial error in identifying the color of the shorts, this has resulted in the government requesting for more time to review the motion.
The shorts appear to be a critical piece of evidence — one that the defense is requesting to have suppressed.
The hearing has been continued to Aug. 21.