Naomi Irion’s body was found in Nevada about three weeks after she was reported missing. Investigators there said Troy Driver abducted her in a Walmart parking lot with intent to kill her.
“I’m glad to be here and to have everything close by,” said Irion’s older sister, Tamara Cartwright. She moved to Nevada from Houston after the death of her little Naomi.
Cartwright said it was important for her to be in the area during the trial. “Whether it can be proven or not, I know my sister was kidnapped.
The driver faces multiple charges in Lyon County, Nevada, including kidnapping and first-degree murder.
ABC’s Reno affiliate reports that Driver’s attorneys are asking a judge to drop the murder charges. They argue that he should not be tried for murder in Lyon County because there is no evidence that Irion was killed there. She was kidnapped from a Walmart parking lot in Lyon County. Search teams eventually found her body in Churchill County.
On Tuesday afternoon, a judge could decide whether to dismiss the charges based on that formality and set court dates for the future.
“I just want people to pay attention and make sure they’re watching everything, because the more eyes we have on it, the more people will know that this is important not just for us, but for everyone,” Cartwright said.
Driver is scheduled to arrive in court for his pre-trial hearing at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Cartwright said she will be present in the courtroom because she believes her sister would want it.
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https://abc13.com/troy-driver-charged-with-murder-naomi-irion-killed-kidnapping/12018747/ Naomi Irion: Suspect Troy Driver, charged with kidnapping and killing a woman with Houston ties, is moving to have the murder charge dismissed