February 19, 2014
Madison County Judge Daniel Bouton denied the request made by Rashad Riddick’s defense to have him transferred to another jail.
Riddick’s defense wanted him moved to a jail in Charlottesville or Fairfax because it is closer than the Central Virginia Regional Jail where he is currently being held.
Riddick is accused of killing three family members several years ago. The bodies of James Clark Jackson, his wife Karen and her daughter Chante Davis were found on a Madison County farm back in 2011.
He is facing capital murder charges in the case.
On Wednesday Judge Bouton also denied another motion to have Riddick’s education records removed.
What was granted during the hearing was access to the crime scene, which was previously inaccessible to the defense team.
The Commonwealth’s attorney did not believe that access was necessary and also stated that the owners of the house where these murders were committed did not want police and investigators on his property.
However, that motion was granted and will allow the defense to go inside the home and create a reenactment of the crime as well as do testing on how far the sound of a shotgun could be heard from the house.
A shotgun was the weapon used in crime.
This case has been in and out of court since 2011 and the family of the victims says that they feel as if they are moving in circles. One family member says that she just wants justice to be served.
Another motions hearing was set for May 7th and Riddick’s trial date has been set for September.