Defendant: Not enough communication with defense

Christopher Walley waits to stand before Judge Christopher Patterson during pre-trial hearings.
CAROL KENT | THE NEWS
Published: Friday, August 22, 2014 at 12:16 PM.

CHIPLEY— The defense for a man accused of the violent kidnapping and beating of a Chipley woman last February will have more time to prepare for his case.

Christopher Cruz Walley, 26, of Corbin Road, Chipley, is charged with aggravated battery, kidnapping/false imprisonment and grand theft in a series of events that left a woman unconscious in the trunk of an Oldsmobile, which he drove throughout the night of the crime and into the next day.

Walley told the court he was worried he hadn't had sufficient communication with his attorney for the upcoming trial.

"I haven't seen my attorney not one time," Walley told Circuit Judge Christopher Patterson. "We haven't even went over the facts, and we're getting ready to go to trial."

Judge Patterson advised Walley communication with his defense would be facilitated, and he will appear in court again on the Sept. 18 pre-trial calendar.



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