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Judge rules on motions in guard slaying case



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A man who is charged in the 2007 shooting death of a Utah State Corrections officer will not be able to wear two pairs of handcuffs linked together when he's transported to court hearings.

Curtis Allgier has refused to attend some court hearings, saying a shoulder injury makes it too painful for his arms to be restrained behind his back with a single set of handcuffs.

Allgier's arms and shoulders wouldn't be pulled as far back if two sets of handcuffs were used.

Allgier is charged with capital murder in the June 2007 shooting death of prison guard Stephen Anderson.

Third District Court Judge Sheila McCleve also ruled Tuesday that Allgier will continue to be represented by the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association, but he will have different attorneys.

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Information from: Deseret News

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