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Defense Effort: Trial and Defense

defense effort: The capital murder trial of Irving Lucien Fenner Jr. started in Catawba County Monday morning, according to NOW Magazine. Superior Court Judge Robert Ervin listened to the many pretrial motions filed by the defense, including one to delay the start of trial until a witness could review documents about Fenner s mental state. Joyce Orlando Star J Orlando Monday Sep 30, 2019 at 3 59 PM Sep 30, 2019 at 6 23 PM The trial for an accused cop killer will move forward despite defense attorneys' effort to postpone it. Irving entertained some but denied the delay of trial and one for a pre-trial hearing on diminished capacity by the defense. His attorney, Victoria Jayne, is using a diminished mental capacity as a defense in his trial. Fenner is accused of shooting and killing Shelby Police Officer Tim Brackeen in 2016. ( As reported in the news.