Attorneys argue over photos in triple fatal hit-and-run

Attorneys argue over photos in Knoxville triple fatal hit-and-run

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Curtis Harper enters the courthouse Wednesday. His trial is set for April 8. Curtis Harper enters the courthouse Wednesday. His trial is set for April 8.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The man accused in a hit-and-run that killed a pregnant woman and a Knoxville man last year was in court Wednesday for a motions hearing in his case.

Curtis Harper was arrested after the incident last May. He is charged with driving under the influence and vehicular homicide.

Police say Harper hit and killed Chasity Thornell and Nelzon Soto as they stood next to her disabled car on Washington Pike in Knoxville.

Thornell's unborn child is named as a third victim of the accident.

Several issues were brought up in court, including the defense's request that graphic photos of the victims be excluded from evidence presented at trial.

The state maintains the photos are essential so the jury can see the real outcome of Harper's actions.

The judge will make his decision at a later date.

Harper's trial is set for April 8.

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