CLEVELAND (AP) — Prosecutors say potential evidence in the trial of a man charged with masterminding beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio will include horse mane shears allegedly used in the attacks.
Other exhibits include a camera allegedly used to photograph the victims’ appearances, hair from the victims and transcripts of jailhouse calls by some of the defendants.
Additional exhibits outlined in a government filing Friday include letters from one of 16 defendants and video and audio recordings of interviews with other defendants.
All of the defendants, including alleged ringleader Samuel Mullet Sr., pleaded not guilty to charges that they forcibly cut the beards and hair of Amish men and women last fall.
The trial begins Monday in federal court in Cleveland with jury selection.
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