ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - The man accused of killing a Winter Park woman went before a judge on Friday.
Defense attorneys for Scott Nelson made a last-ditch attempt to get the accused killer's statement to police and an alleged murder weapon thrown out of court proceedings. The judge said no; the jury will hear about both during his trial.
Nelson is charged with the murder and kidnapping of 56-year-old Jennifer Fulford, a Winter Park nanny who went missing in September. Investigators say Nelson broke into a Winter Park mansion, kidnapped Fulford, and drove her to a bank to withdraw money. Her body was later discovered in a wooded area. Detectives said she died from stab wounds and asphyxia.
Lawyers made the case that a confession nelson made to police which led to them finding the murder weapon was inadmissible, because it happened during a deal he made with police, who didn't hold up their end of the bargain.
The trial is set to start Monday