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Defense attorney in Geurts case given 10 days to file brief on motion to quash

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The defense attorney for the mother of a Gering toddler who was murdered has 10 days to file a brief on why Charyse Geurts' charges should be dropped.

Nothing concrete came from Wednesday afternoons motion to quash charges in the death of Juliette Geurts.

Gering attorney Bell Island says that the charges against his client (Accessory to a Felony and Providing False Information) are past the statute of limitations. Island says there is a 3 year limit to file felony charges, and it took more than four years in this case.

Defense attorney Jim Zimmerman counters that in cases of child abuse, the statute of limitations is extended to 7 years. He says that Geurts' 'Accessory to a Felony' charge piggybacks from Dustin Chauncey's 'Child Abuse resulting in death' should extend the statute of limitations.

District Judge Leo Dobrovolny has granted a 10 day request for Mr. Island to file a brief in response to the defense's argument.

'Juliette's Angels' were in attendance for today's court proceedings. "I think this motion that was filed... her attorney is reaching, he's stretching," says Jody Radomski. "Murder is murder, and there shouldn't be a statute of limitations on any murder."

"I'm just very, very furious with the fact that we're here," says Amber Brunner. "We have to wait longer to get Juliette's mommy put behind bars."

"There are a lot of people in this community that are very upset because of them wanting to take the charges away from her," adds Radomski.

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