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Twin Peaks bikers' lawyers contest DA Reyna's discovery waiver

Twin Peaks bikers' lawyers contest DA Reyna's discovery waiver

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McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna speaks to the media after the indictments of 106 bikers in connection with the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout.

WACO — Defense attorneys representing bikers who were arrested after a shooting outside a Texas restaurant say they don't have access to key evidence because they refuse to sign the district attorney's unusual agreement to not share it with media.

Attorney Susan Anderson said at a news conference Thursday that the agreement violates the state's Michael Morton Act, which says prosecutors must permit defense attorneys access — without conditions — to the evidence "as soon as practicable."

Defense attorneys plan to contest the agreement in court.

Nine people died and 20 were injured in the May 17 shooting. A grand jury indicted 106 people earlier this month on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity.

McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna declined to comment.

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FORT WORTH — A grand jury has now returned indictments alleging that 106 bikers arrested after a deadly shootout outside a Waco, Texas, restaurant were engaged in organized criminal activity. Nine people died and 20 were injured during the May 17 shootout between police and bikers outside a Twin Peaks restaurant, a conflict authorities say arose from an apparent confrontation between the Bandidos and the Cossacks motorcycle clubs.

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