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Judge rules on motions in Elias Webb case

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

The man accused in a deadly hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist on River Road was back in Court Wednesday.

We're learning new information on what lawyers will argue when the case goes to trial in less than two weeks.

Elias Webb is accused of hitting and killing Lanie Kruszewski and then leaving the scene late one night last July.

Wednesday, a judge decided the commonwealth will be allowed to present rebuttal evidence to suggest Webb had been drinking before hitting Kruszewski.

Judge Margaret Spencer also ruled on a prosecution motion regarding what witnesses defense attorneys can call. She is not allowing Webb's lawyers to subpoena the assistant commonwealth's attorney, who they phoned to plan Webb turning himself in the day after the accident.

Defense attorneys said the call establishes there was notice given to law enforcement authorities, but prosecutors argued anything Learned Barry could testify to would be hearsay.

Webb's jury trial is scheduled to begin February 11.

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