Michael Curry's defense team files 2 new motions

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  New details in the case of Michael Curry, the Columbus man accused of murdering his wife and small children with an ax back in the 1980s.

Curry has been indicted on six counts of murder.

Now, his defense team has filed two new motions in the case.

The documents were filed with the Muscogee County Superior Court Clerk's Office Thursday.

One asks the District Attorney's Office to return Curry's personal Bible which "has notes and documents in it which are personal in nature."

The motion alleges the Bible was not obtained through a search warrant or with Curry's permission and is being withheld from him illegally.

In the second document, the defense asks for permission to contact a potential witness in the case.

The potential witness, they say, posted a comment on a local media outlet's website saying they can offer some information that might help prove Curry's innocence.

Since a gag order was previously issued in the high-profile murder case, the defense needs approval from the court to contact the media outlet in order to obtain the person's information.

Curry's attorneys ask for a hearing to discuss the motions in order to move forward with the case.

News Leader 9 has obtained copies of the following motions:

Curry motion to receive witness contact information
Curry motion to return Bible and Sunday School notes

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