There are more twists and turns in the retrial of Dalia Dippolito.
Her attorneys say prosecutors are filing a motion asking the judge to prevent them from making any public comments.
The motion also asks judge Glenn Kelley to remove defense co-counsel Brian Claypool from the case.
The state says Claypool has repeatedly called the plaintiff's attorneys liars at a deposition.
Prosecutors say the court can remove Claypool if his conduct affects the administration of justice.
Claypool says he and his co-counsel will fight the state's motion, saying prosecutors have not submitted any evidence to the court showing his comments have created a detrimental effect on a potential jury pool.
"In my belief this is an attempt to violate my First Amendment right to free speech. Nothing that I said previous in any way compromises the integrity of the judicial system," Claypool said.
Dippolito is expected to be in court at 8:30 a.m. Thursday for an unrelated hearing.
The judge will make a decision on whether or not to grant her request to modify her house arrest conditions.