There are several new developments Thursday in the case of Patrick 'Booger Red' Kelly, an accused child molestor and the third suspect to go to trial in the Mineola child sex ring case.
Today, the state filed a motion to seal certain documents they say the defense illegally and intentionally included in its motion to delay the trial, which the defense filed yesterday.
The state says the defense not only violated the judge's gag order, which was issued Monday, but also violated HIPPA laws that protect the privacy of medical patients.
The state also says the defense attached reports of a confidential law enforcement investigation, as well as the private psychological medical records of one of the child victims.
Booger Red Kelly's defense attorney, Thad Davidson, also filed a handful of new subpoenas just as the court was closing this afternoon.
Davidson is now requesting emails and text messages to and from reporters from the Tyler Paper and KLTV 7 to Smith County Prosecutor Joe Murphy.
The defense is also ordering all KLTV 7 cameramen who covered the two other Mineola child sex ring trials to be in court, and has subpoenaed information about KLTV 7's ratings.
The motions for these subpoenas are expected to be heard tomorrow morning. The defense was granted a change of venue hearing earlier in the week.
That will take place Monday morning.
Patrick 'Booger Red' Kelly has been charged with engaging in organized criminal activity, aggravated assault of a child, and tampering with evidence - for allegedly destroying evidence in the case, including the costumes the children wore when they performed in the child sex club, and videotapes of young children being sexually molested.
Layron Livingston, reporting. firstname.lastname@example.org