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Decide denies Diemel brothers’ accused killer in-person visits with attorneys

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Judge denies Diemel brothers’ accused killer in-person visits with attorneys

WARRENSBURG, MO (AP) – A Missouri man accused of killing two Wisconsin brothers is banned from seeing his lawyers in person, at least for now.

Garland Nelson’s attorneys of Braymer were unable to meet him in the same room at the Caldwell County Jail due to coronavirus restrictions.

They argued that they need personal visits to Nelson because he faces the death penalty for the deaths of 24-year-old Justin Diemel and 35-year-old Nicholas Diemel of Shawano County, Wisconsin.

A judge ruled Tuesday that he would like to hear from public health officials before allowing the face-to-face meetings. According to The St. Joseph News-Press, he was scheduled to hold a hearing on December 22nd to hear testimony from health officials.

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