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Wednesday October 27th

Judge rules to allow evidence in Chandler Kania's trial

An Orange County judge denied two motions to suppress evidence in Chandler Kania's upcoming trial. 

Authorities say former UNC student Kania, now 21, was involved in a wrong-way collision in July 2015 that killed three people, including a six-year-old. 

Orange County Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour ruled to allow evidence of Kania's blood-alcohol content after the crash and evidence from Kania's seized iPhone, according to WRAL.

Judge Baddour previously denied a motion from Kania's attorneys. On Sept. 8, he ruled to allow phone records from Kania's iPhone in the trial. 

Kania has been charged with three counts of second-degree murder, three felony counts of death by motor vehicle and driving while impaired, according to court documents, along with other charges. 

Kania will next appear in court on Oct. 3. 

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