SANTA FE (KRQE) - Jurors will not hear evidence showing the violent past of the man who escaped from prison, then allegedly killed a couple in New Mexico.
The Albuquerque Journal reported a judge has ruled John McCluskey's reported drug dealing and alleged throat-slashing of a fellow inmate inside the Arizona prison will not be heard in his upcoming trial.
McCluskey, who escaped from prison and came to New Mexico, is charged with kidnapping and killing a tourist couple, Gary and Linda Hass of Oklahoma with they help of two others, Casslyn Welch and Tracy Province.
Welch and Province have already pleaded guilty in the case and agreed to testify against McCluskey.
Jury selection for McCluskey's trial is scheduled to begin later this month.
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