Legal professionals search pre-trial launch for suspect ‘Killer Clown’ – Court docket TV

January 21, 2021

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. (COURT TV) – Sheila Keen-Warren’s attorneys have filed a pre-trial release motion claiming her client is “innocent” and should be released from prison, according to court documents .

In their file, filed Jan. 4, attorneys allege that “there is no reliable physical or conclusive evidence that Keen-Warren committed the crime”. Added: “Any continued restrictions on their freedom are both a criminal offense and a violation of the presumption of innocence.” Keen-Warren has been detained without bail since October 4, 2017. Her lawyers argue that she “poses neither a community hazard nor an aviation risk”.

Sheila Keen Warren is accused of murdering 40-year-old Marlene Warren on May 26, 1990. Investigators say Keen Warren shot the victim in the face while dressed as a clown. (Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office)

A November 2020 court case brought by District Attorney Reid Scott lists the evidence the prosecution intends to produce during the trial.

Two Publix employees will testify that a woman “bought the exact set of flowers and balloons found at the scene less than two hours before the murder. The grocery store was about a mile from Keen-Warren. Two workers at a West Palm Beach costume store will testify that a woman bought a clown costume two days before the shooting. The client told staff that she “needed enough white makeup to cover her entire face and that the costume would be for a woman”. Detectives located the LeBaron abandoned in a Winn Dixie parking lot. The getaway car had hair from the wig that matched the hair on Keen-Warren’s boots.

Defense attorneys Greg Rosenfeld, Amy Morse and Richard Lubin are calling for Keen-Warren to be placed under house arrest pending their trial, which is due to begin in April.


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