Today is a big day for Yandamuri, who’s charged with killing 10-month-old Saanvi Venna and her 61-year-old grandmother Satyavathi Venna in a botched kidnapping for ransom crime in their King of Prussia apartment on October 22, 2012. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Yandamuri.
Yandamuri through his public defender lawyers has filed motions seeking suppression of his video confession to the killings (which he claims were accidental) and suppression of color pictures of the crime scene. Yandamuri claims the police coerced him into making the video confession.
Judge Steven T. O’Neill is scheduled to rule on Yandamuri’s motions shortly.
If Yandamuri succeeds in getting his video confession suppressed, it’ll be a big victory for him.
On Tuesday, Yandamuri’s lawyers also filed a motion seeking a delay in the trial start date.
Around 9:30AM, Yandamuri’s lawyers were huddled in a conference with Judge O’Neill.
The rulings should come soon.