W.D.Mo.: SW for car unnecessary because there was PC

There was probable cause for search of defendant’s car, and that makes the search warrant for the car moot as legally unnecessary. United States v. Hudson, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 91449 (W.D. Mo. Apr. 27, 2017), adopted, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 91063 (W.D. Mo. June 14, 2017).

Police investigation of defendant’s mother’s murder had probable cause to search his computer. “Accordingly, we hold that the facts averred in support of SW-D provided a substantial basis for the district court to conclude there was a fair probability evidence related to Sheila’s murder might have been found on a computer within the possession of Hachmeister. Because SW-D was supported by probable cause, it did not taint warrant SW-F.” Child pornography images were found on the computer. State v. Hachmeister, 2017 Kan. LEXIS 316 (June 16, 2017).*

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