Attorneys for murder suspect Diana Haun have asked a judge for a separate trial to prevent the possibility of finger pointing with co-defendant Michael Dally.
Dally and Haun, both 36, are awaiting a joint trial on murder and related charges for allegedly kidnapping and slaying his wife, Sherri, last year.
But in a motion filed Thursday, Deputy Public Defender Neil B. Quinn asks that the case be severed to avoid any antagonistic defense strategies that may arise during the trial.
"[The] defense freely concedes that a joint trial is preferred . . . unless there is a serious risk of prejudice to one or more of the defendants," Quinn writes.