It’s now up to a judge to decide whether social media messages will be used as evidence in the Inland Marina arson trial.
William Marver’s attorney filed a motion to suppress evidence police seized from private Facebook messages between Marver and co-defendant Brenda Harris.
The two are accused of arson and conspiracy to commit arson.
In the messages, Marver and Harris allegedly plotted to burn down his house boat for insurance money.
The February fire at Inland Marina spread to other boats causing more than $4 million in damage.
Judge David Kiley took the matter under advisement.
He’s expected to decide in the next few days.
Marver and Harris are scheduled to stand trial in January.