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”.
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.