Major Merhige Case Development

Posted by Paige Bresky --email

A major development emerged involving accused killer Paul Merhige.

The judge involved in the case has ruled that the public should have access to a large portion of evidence in the case before it goes to trial.

Merhige is charged in the murders of four family members in Jupiter last Thanksgiving, including 6-year-old Makayla Sitton.

Defense lawyers have fought to keep some evidence from being released to the public, but now the judge has overruled those objections.

Three audio CDs, one DVD and 300 pages of documents are what will now be released.

Among the evidence to be released is a taped interview with Patrick Knight, Merhige's brother-in-law who was shot that night but survived.

The evidence is all due to be released next week unless defense lawyers appeal the Judge's ruling.