In Harrisonburg Circuit Court Thursday, arguments are expected to be heard on motions related to the murder of Janet Bonilla.
The 25-year-old woman was found dead in the parking lot of a Harrisonburg apartment complex two months ago.
According to court documents, prosecutors believe Randy Sanchez Jr. shot and killed Bonilla.
He has been indicted on a capital murder charge, along with two other related charges.
According to court documents, the Commonwealth is seeking the death penalty in this case.
Court documents also show Commonwealth's Attorney Marsha Garst no longer wants to try Sanchez with two other men connected to this case: Lamar Randolph and Ray Aaron.
She has filed a motion to withdraw her original motion to try all three men together.
In court Thursday, it's expected Sanchez's lawyers will move to challenge the constitutionality of the factors used by the Commonwealth to seek the death penalty.
The defense is also expected to move to hire a mitigation specialist. That expert witness, according to court documents, will testify for Sanchez, on everything from his background to mental state, ensuring he has a fair trial.
Garst has outlined some experts who she'll call to testify against Sanchez when this case goes to trial. Court documents show one will be a forensic pathologist from Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
A trial date is expected to be set Thursday.
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