The Dallas-based attorney representing Matthew Clendennen, one of the bikers charged in the 2015 Twin Peaks shooting in Waco, filed four motions in McLennan County District Court Tuesday.
The documents ask the judge to quash the indictment altogether, compel discovery in the case, suppress evidence from Clendennen's arrest, and force prosecutors to identify evidence they plan to use against Clendennen, which the defense alleges prosecutors buried in three terabytes worth of data supplied during a "document dump."
"Most involved in the criminal justice system are familiar with the colloquialism that prosecutors can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich," Clendennen's attorney Clint Broden wrote in one of the motions, which also included an image of a sandwich. "For unknown reasons, the McLennan County District Attorney's Office apparently sought to even outdo a ham sandwich indictment."
Channel Six contacted McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna for comment. He said he believed the motions spoke for themselves.
"I received them. I read them. I'm not worried about them," Reyna said.
The May 17, 2015 Twin Peaks restaurant shooting killed nine people, injured 18 and resulted in 177 arrests.