BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A judge issued rulings in a number of motions filed in the Kyle Dube murder trial Friday, including using the possibility of a alternate suspect in trial.
Dube is charged with the kidnapping and murder of 15-year-old Nichole Cable in May of 2013. The states argues that Dube lured Cable to her death using Facebook.
Dube's defense team wanted to name Kim Messinger, Dube's former girlfriend, as an alternate suspect in the trial, but the judge sided with prosecutors and ruled against allowing that suspect. Justice ann Murray cited a lack of compelling evidence.
The judge decided to allow into the trial a written statement Dube gave to another inmate. The defense had argued that since that inmate represented himself as a lawyer to Dube, that it should be protected by attorney client privilege, but the judge disagreed.