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Investigators Describe Finding Bloody Blanket in Zinah Jennings Case

2:31 PM, Aug 8, 2012   |    comments
Zinah Jennings appears in court on August 8, 2012.
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The lawyer for a woman charged in connection with her son's disappearance is working to get a blood stained blanket found in her car suppressed as evidence.

Attorney Hemphill Pride and his client, Zinah Jennings, were in court again Wednesday morning. Jennings is charged with unlawful conduct toward a child in the disappearance of her son, Amir Jennings.

The last time anyone saw the little boy was in late November of last year.

Back in early January, Columbia Police say they found a bloody blanket during a search of Zinah Jennings's car. Last week, prosecutors said in court that the blood on the blanket was Amir's.

During Wednesday's hearing, two witnesses were called to the stand to describe the search: a crime scene investigator who helped process the car and the handler for the cadaver dog that looked in the vehicle. 

The two were each asked questions about their qualifications, as well as the process and procedure of the search.

Pride wants a judge to throw out the blanket as evidence, saying it could be prejudicial to his client during her trial. Pride must turn in an oral argument to suppress the evidence by Thursday.

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