(Rising Sun, Ind.) - With less than a week to go before its start, the judge in the murder case of Rising Sun teenager Andrew Conley is setting some rules for the jury trial.
Andrew Conley, 18, will go to
trial this month for the alleged
2009 murder of his little
Dearborn County Law
Conley, 18, is accused of murdering his 10-year-old brother Conner Conley last November in their home.
Andrew told investigators he and his brother were wrestling when he strangled the boy to death with his hands and a placing bag over his head. The teen then dumped Conner’s body in a wooded area near the Rising Sun City Park before turning himself in to police hours later.
On Friday, Ohio County Circuit Court Judge James D. Humphrey issued a decorum order to help ensure a fair and impartial trial.
The order bars cameras and other electronic recording equipment from the courtroom.
Media is also asked to neither contact nor publish the names of any jurors.
Conley's trial is set to begin on Monday, Sept. 13 according to the order after a Sept. 7 trial date was delayed. Each day the trial lasts, court will be in session from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with three breaks throughout the day.
Dearborn-Ohio County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard said in July that he will seek the maximum penalty of life in prison without the possibility of parole. Conley is not eligible for the death penalty because he was still a minor at age 17 when the murder was allegedly committed.
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