No decision on evidence in teen’s kidnapping

Nathaniel Kibby, 34, of Gorham, N.H. stands during his arraignment at Conway District Court in Conway, N.H., Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Kibby was charged with kidnapping Abigail Hernandez nine months ago was ordered held on $1 million bail after a brief court appearance Tuesday. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool)

OSSIPEE, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire judge is putting off ruling on a request by the lawyers for the man charged with kidnapping a 14-year-old girl to keep the state from moving the suspect’s trailer home and a storage unit.

Nathaniel Kibby is charged with kidnapping Abigail Hernandez Oct. 9, as she walked home from high school. She returned home two weeks ago.

Defense attorney Jesse Friedman says the 34-year-old Kibby maintains his innocence and that moving the structures would prevent him from determining what people saw or heard on the property.

Prosecutors argued they have to move the structures from Kibby’s Gorham trailer park to safeguard them and keep the landlord from removing the items for non-payment of rent.

District Judge Pamela Albee said she will rule as soon as possible.

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