Houston brothers say monitoring bracelets being returned

Houston brothers say monitoring bracelets being returned

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In this image, you can see the monitoring bracelet on Leon Houston's ankle. In this image, you can see the monitoring bracelet on Leon Houston's ankle.

KINGSTON (WATE) -- Rocky and Leon Houston, charged in the fatal shootings of a Roane County Deputy and his friend in 2006, say they're returning their monitoring bracelets to the company Friday.

The brothers are out of jail on bond. The conditions include being held on house arrest and wearing the electronic monitoring devices on their ankles at their expense.

Rocky says he can't afford to pay $400 a month for the bracelet and it's a violation of his constitutional rights.

Rocky says he and Leon will return the bracelets by certified mail.

He has filed for subpoenas to bring in several officials including Gov. Phil Bredesen, Chief U.S. District Judge Curtis Collier and Judge Buddy Scott, who presided over their first trials.

The brothers are due in court for a hearing on August 7. They dumped their attorneys earlier in July and are representing themselves for the time being.

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