One month from now, the Bridgeport man accused of killing Pedro Dominguez and stuffing his body in a barrel will stand trial. Today, attorney’s from both sides ironed out what will be permissible during the week long, November 14th trial.
24-year-old Zachary Mueller is charged with 1st Degree Murder and several other felonies; and was back in a Morrill County District Courtroom Wednesday afternoon.
Defense Attorney Sarah Newell was granted permission to have Mueller be able to wear civilian clothing and not be forced to wear restraints during his trial.
Also during today’s preliminary hearing, both sides agreed to disclose all evidence that will submitted during the trial. District Judge Leo Dobrovolny told both sides that he would want a complete list of all supplemental witnesses that may be called by October 28th.
Not addressed during today’s hearing was whether or not a Greeley, Colorado woman currently being detained in the Morrill County Jail as a material witness be allowed to stay in a Bridgeport motel while wearing a GPS electronic monitoring bracelet.
Authorities say Mueller is responsible for the death of 33-year-old Pedro Dominguez, who was shot in the back of the head and his body was stuffed in a barrel, which was discovered east of Bayard December 4th.