Chenango County District Attorney Joseph McBride said Tuesday that the hearing included statements and visible evidence that the defense attorneys moved to suppress. Included in the hearing were police testimonies that are potentially incriminating to the defendants.
A New York State Trooper testified Monday that Brower said to her: “Please, just kill me.”
A second testimony, from a State Police Investigator, revealed Monday that Rundstrom-Wooding allegedly said “I am not going to plead 'not guilty.' It was wrong what I did.”
Chenango Country Court officials said Tuesday that Chenango County Court Judge Frank Revoir did not set a timeline for a decision on the testimonies and trial, but it will be determined by written decision in the coming weeks.
According to the court officials, no application has been filed to try the defendants together. The defense counsels have asked for “everything to be held separately.”
O'Connor was the half-sister of Brower's two sons and had been staying at Brower's residence at the time of her death.
Brower, 36, was indicted on second-degree murder and first-degree hindering prosecution by deceiving police officers.
Rundstrom-Wooding, 34, was indicted on charges of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree rape and possession of a sexual performance by a child.
Dr. John Cruz, Chenango County medical examiner, told The Daily Star in August that a preliminary examination revealed sexual assault and head trauma to the victim's body.
The indictments were handed up by a grand jury in September.