Motion filed to 'limit media, seal files' in Auburn Murder case near McDonald's

Motion filed to 'limit media, seal files' in Auburn Murder case near McDonald's

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - The attorney for 17-year-old Jarvis Nichols, accused of murdering 20-year-old Evan Wilson, is filing a motion to limit media coverage of any future hearings or trial.

Nichols is accused of killing Wilson in a shooting that happened September 9th around 2:30 in the morning along West Magnolia Avenue in Auburn.

Court documents reveal attorney Harold Morris claims since the arrest of his client was made there's been "substantial" media coverage.

The attorney also cites videos of the alleged incident surfacing on several different social media outlets and local, nationwide newscasts that appear to show the alleged video recording of the incident unfolding.

The motion filed by the defendant's attorney also asks court records and transcriptions be sealed until a jury is " impaneled and sequestered, or until after trial."

Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes has also filed a motion to add conditions to Nichol's bond. Currently, Nichols is being held in the Lee County Jail on a $150,000 bond. The district attorney's office is asking the court to order Nichols to wear an ankle monitor if he makes bail.

The office claims in the filing that they are making the request because, "there were numerous eyewitnesses at the scene and other individuals who were shot and survived." The district attorney's office also says the monitor will ensure Nichols shows up to court and will, "safeguard any potential witnesses and surviving victims."

A court date has not been set for Nichols.

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