Ban sought on marriage to witness in officer slaying case

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GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors are objecting to a reported plan of a man charged in the slaying of a Pennsylvania police officer to marry a witness.

The Valley News Dispatch reports Westmoreland County prosecutors filed documents on Wednesday to halt any nuptials of 30-year-old Rahmael Sol Holt to his girlfriend. The girlfriend testified in a previous hearing that she drove Holt to different locations after the Nov. 17 shooting death of 25-year-old New Kensington officer Brian Shaw.

Prosecutors say a marriage may be an attempt to keep her from testifying at trial.

Defense attorney Tim Dawson denies there's any such plan, saying "I believe this is true love."

County officials say Holt hasn't obtained a marriage license.

A judge ordered jail officials to prevent any marriage, pending a hearing on the issue.


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