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Judge refuses to reconsider; Chapman to go on trial in June

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Pasco, WA- A judge has again refused to throw out the case of a man charged with murder.

Kurtis Chapman's defense team argue police violated Chapman's civil rights when they listened in on a jailhouse phone conversation between Chapman and his attorney.

But Judge Craig Matheson Friday upheld his previous ruling, saying the detectives believed they were listening through jail phone lines, which are normally taped.

The conversation actually took place through a defense attorney's cell phone.

Matheson also ruled there is no evidence the prosecutor tried to obstruct the investigation when he ordered a copy of the conversation destroyed.

Chapman is scheduled to go on trial in June for second degree murder in the death of his pregnant former girlfriend. He's also charged with manslaughter for the death of the unborn child.

Pasco Police found the body of Shenay Greenough, 19, last May beneath the front porch of Chapman's home. 

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