Judge hearing motions in Memphis murders

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Defense attorneys are set to argue motions in the case of Jessie Dotson, a Memphis man accused of killing six people, including his brother and two children.

Dotson, 35, is charged with six counts of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder. Three children survived the March 2008 slayings in a house on Lester Street in Memphis.

Judge James Beasley already has allowed color crime scene photographs to be used at trial in September. The case has stirred emotions here, enough to move jury selection to Nashville.

Dotson's case also has earned national attention, partly because of Dotson's appearance on the crime-reality show "First 48." The program recorded the police investigation and aired a confession from Dotson.

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