Adam Longoria's defense team makes a number of requests from the court in the case involving the murder of 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt.
In one of the eight motions, Longoria's counsel wants to ban DeBolt's family and friends from sitting directly in front of the jury. His counsel also doesn't want the family showing any emotion in the courtroom.
Longoria is accused of killing the Great Bend teen in August 2010. Her burned body was found at an asphalt plant, where Longoria worked. The story has made national headlines. That's also a concern for the defense.
In another motion, Longoria's team wants the court to adopt a policy relating to the jury's use of electronic devices. Part of the motion wants the court to collect all electronic communication devices from jurors during deliberations.
In another motion, the defense wants to know of any "deals" made by the state with potential witnesses.
A legal expert Eyewitness News spoke with says the defense is filing these motions to ensure Longoria is tried on the facts, not emotion. No trial date has been set. Longoria faces life in prison. Prosecutors have said they won't seek the death penalty.