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Attorney asking judge to toss evidence in Hoerig murder case

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WARREN, Ohio -

The attorney for the woman accused of murdering her husband at their Newton Falls home in 2007 is scheduled to appear before a judge today to argue that some of the evidence in the case should not be allowed during her trial.

A suppression hearing is scheduled this afternoon in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court in the case of 54-year-old Claudia Hoerig, who is accused of taking refuge in her native country of Brazil until she was brought back to Warren earlier this year to face trial.

Among other evidence, Hoerig's lawyer wants Judge Andrew Logan to throw out items that police collected from a car parked in the driveway of her home during the investigation.

Court documents say the evidence found includes guns and a duffel bag, which belonged to the murder victim, Air Force Major Karl Hoerig.

Hoerig's defense team says that police had no warrant to search the 2007 Subaru.

Prosecutors argue that the firearms collected were incriminating and in plain view of the investigators, and therefore did not require a warrant.

The prosecution also says the property had been abandoned by Claudia Hoerig, who investigators say had been in Brazil for three times by the time they found her husband's body.

This is a developing story. Stay with 21 News for more information as it becomes available. 

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