Clemente's attorneys filed the motion earlier this month after Judge Richard Lowe ruled that a 14-ounce bag of powdered cocaine -- the largest single quantity seized inside the Harlem apartment in which Clemente was arrested -- was inadmissable as evidence against the Wharon junior. The bag, found by police in a coat sleeve hanging in a closet, was one of six disputed items of evidence. Clemente's attorneys said that Lowe's ruling was full of discrepencies of facts that were undisputed by both the prosecution and the defense, which gave them a basis for requesting a reconsideration. One of Clemente's lawyers, Ronald Kuby, said yesterday that he is "at a loss" as to why Lowe "has not responded in any way, shape or form" to the motion. Kuby said that the trial date of November 26, tentatively set by Lowe earlier this month, appears to be more definite as time passes. The New York lawyer, who is defending Clemente with civil liberties attorney William Kunstler, said he will let Lowe know if the defense is ready to proceed at a November 17 pre-trial hearing. -- Peter SpiegelComments powered by Disqus
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