Lawyers present motions ahead of Patterson murder trial

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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU)-- Lawyers on both sides of an upcoming homicide trial layout their motions as the jury trial draws near.

Jesse Lloyd,22, faces charges of first degree intentional homicide in the death of Kenneth Patterson. Thursday, both the prosecution and the defense presented their motions before Judge James Isaacson.

Investigators found Patterson's body in March of 2016 in the yard of a home in the Town of Eagle Point near Lake Wissota. Investigators said Jesse Lloyd and Matthew Labrec met up to give narcotics to Patterson, and Lloyd ended up shooting Patterson.

Lloyd's jury trial is scheduled for the end of January. Thursday, both Lloyd's attorney, Aaron Nelson, and Chippewa County District Attorney Wade Newell laid out their motions in preparation for the upcoming trial.
In court, Judge Isaacson told lawyers on both sides he wants this to be a fair trial and asked that their not be any last minute surprises during the trial that would make the jury trial longer than expected.

"I don't want to be making decisions where we have limited preparation time. We are all going to follow the law in this case to present what I hope is an orderly trial," Judge Isaacson said Thursday in court.

Both sides are slated to be back in court in December for another motion hearing. Back in may, a judge sentenced Matthew Labrec to 20 years behind bars. The judge also ordered him to serve six years of extended supervision.

Lloyds trial is scheduled to run from January 23 through the 31st.