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Dontae Morris' girlfriend wants to avoid pretrial restrictions

TAMPA — The girlfriend of a man accused of killing two police officers is asking a federal judge to not impose any conditions on her release as she awaits trial.

Cortnee Brantley of Seffner is accused of concealing that her boyfriend, shooting suspect Dontae Morris, was a felon with a gun. Brantley, then 22, drove away after a June 2010 traffic stop in which Tampa Officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab were shot, authorities said.

A judge dismissed the charge against her in 2010, but it was reinstated on appeal.

Brantley previously was ordered to remain home unless she was at work, church, a doctor or in court.

Now that the charge is reinstated, U.S. Attorney Robert O'Neill wants the conditions reinstated, something Brantley's attorney calls unnecessary.

Her trial is set for June.

Dontae Morris' girlfriend wants to avoid pretrial restrictions 04/10/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 12:33am]

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