A judge has granted a motion to not introduce evidence regarding a domestic violence injunction in a trial against James Terry Colley, Jr. who was accused of shooting his estranged wife and her friend to death back in 2015 inside their St. Augustine home.
Colley was in court the day of the shooting for violating a protective order against his wife, but that information has been prohibited from the trial along with initial accusations for said protective order.
However, the State has reserved the right to revisit the motion if that information becomes relevant during the trial.
The defense also filed a motion to have a special jury instruction included which would have said that the jury possesses the lawful right to impose a life sentence over death. The judge denied the motion after the State argued that the information was already made clear to the jury.
Colley's Trial has been scheduled for July 9.