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Hearing for accused killer Kimberly Kessler after 19 new motions filed

The defense hopes to suppress several items of evidence and testimony from being used in the trial.
Credit: Kimberly Kessler
Kimberly Kessler, also known by the alias Jennifer Sybert, is accused of killing her coworker at Tangles Hair Salon, Joleen Cummings

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The woman accused of murdering a Nassau County hairstylist will be in court Wednesday for a hearing on motions.

Attorneys for Kimberly Kessler filed several motions this week, hoping to prevent the prosecution from using 19 items of evidence or testimony during the upcoming trial.

Kimberly Kessler is charged with murder in the 2018 disappearance of Nassau County mother and hairstylist Joleen Cummings. Cummings' body has never been found.

The 19 items the defense wants to suppress are:

  • Testimony or records relating to the purchase of an electric knife at Walmart
  • Testimony or records relating to the purchase of zip ties at West Marine in Yulee
  • Testimony or statements from Kessler's former boyfriends Tom Sims, Anthony Glandt, Timothy Edwards, Keith McCloud and Mark Anthony Trombetta
  • Statements Kessler may have made to 12 different people, including her cellmates
  • Statements Kessler made to Det. Herrington on May 15, 2018
  • Evidence or testimony relating to the Phone Examination Report detailing the web browser history of Kessler's cell phone
  • Testimony or statements from Erin Weems of Club 14 Fitness
  • Statements made by Joleen Cummings to Maureen Brusko on May 12, 2018
  • Statements or evidence relating to Kessler's presence at Nassau Health Foods in Fernandina Beach
  • Statements or evidence relating to Kessler's presence and use of the equipment at Club 14 Fitness in Fernandina Beach
  • Statements or evidence from employees at Anytime Fitness in Fernandina Beach
  • Statements or evidence from Kessler's prior employment at Great Clips in Jacksonville