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Attorneys Representing Balch Springs Officer Roy Oliver Want Murder Trial Halted

Attorneys representing former Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver requested an emergency stay in his murder trial Wednesday -- though a state district court of appeals has not yet issued a response.

Oliver is accused of killing 15-year-old Jordan Edwards in April 2017 when he shot into a car of teenagers leaving a party.

The Dallas Morning News reports Oliver's attorneys filed the emergency request Wednesday alleging Oliver's rights were violated when statements made during an internal affairs investigation, which are to remain confidential, were used against him making the criminal indictments invalid.

The paper said one of Oliver's attorneys, Bob Gill, said the judge should allow an hourlong hearing to address the "important constitutional question" of whether the criminal indictments are valid.

Another of Oliver's attorneys, Jim Lane, confirmed to NBC 5 Wednesday afternoon that the court did not sign the motion before the close of business.

The court could issue a response to the request Thursday morning, but if not Oliver's murder trial will begin as scheduled.

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