Judge Denies Request To Suppress Phone Records In Chandler Kania Case

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WNCN) – An Orange County judge has denied a motion that would suppress the phones records of a former UNC student charged in a 2015 triple-fatal wreck on Interstate 85.

A prosecutor told CBS North Carolina the judge denied the motion to suppress cell phone record evidence in the Chandler Kania case.

Chandler Kania crashed his Jeep Wrangler head-on into a Suzuki sedan driven by Felecia Harris, 49, of Charlotte, officials said.

Two of the three passengers in Harris’ car were also killed, including 6-year-old Jahnice Beard of Brooklyn, New York, who was seated in the backseat, and Darlene McGee, 46, of Charlotte.

Kania’s lawyers filed a motion to have certain evidence suppressed:

Blood tests
Photos and videos from Kania’s cell phone
Autopsy pictures
Dashcam video
Kania’s attorney argued cell phone records should be thrown out because the search warrant for the phone was improperly served.

A judge heard arguments from both sides during a hearing in mid-August.

No word on the status of the other evidence mentioned in the motion.

However, a state trooper said there was evidence on Kania’s phone that a crime took place and claimed Kania’s friends had his phone that night.

Copyright 2016 WFMY


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