OGDEN -- The Idaho prison inmate fighting extradition to Utah on 1983 murder charges here has started filing court documents in 2nd District Court in Ogden.
It was unclear how Greg Seamons' brief, handwritten documents might impact his case as prosecutors declined comment, having not yet seen the documents.
Seamons, 45, is charged with rape and murder in the 1983 death of 11-year-old Rebecca Lemberger. The charges were filed last fall after his DNA was found to match evidence from the crime. Seamons, who was 15 at the time, lived in Lemberger's Ogden neighborhood when she was killed, detectives say.
He is so far contesting extradition to Utah to face the charges filed here, although last month the Idaho Governor's office said it would not block Seamons' extradition.
It is since then that Seamons sent his pro se documents to the Ogden courthouse, one a motion to dismiss the charges against him and the other to strike the extradition proceedings.
The three-page motion to dismiss the charges says the DNA only shows alleged sexual contact between consenting minors. The prosecution has no other evidence, Seamons writes, and will not be getting any more "as the Defendant hereby Formally pleads the Fifth Amendment of The Constitution of America, and will Remain Silent (sic)."
The next paragraph reads similarly: "The Defendant hereby pleads the Sixth Amendment of The Constitution of America and as such Demands a Lawyer be appointed to him."
In the two-page motion regarding extradition, he writes that it serves no purpose other than to intimidate and harass him. He then invokes his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination again.
Weber County Attorney Dee Smith said it is still unclear how much longer the extradition process will take, something that he said is entirely up to Idaho officials. "This is the longest I've ever seen us have to wait for someone from another state," he said.
Lemberger was last seen alive at 8 a.m. March 2, 1983, when she left home to walk to Edison Elementary School, at 935 E. 1050 North.
She never made it to school, her body found the next day in a shed in a field west of 729 N. Mountain Road in Ogden. She had been sexually assaulted and died of blunt force trauma to the head.
Seamons has been incarcerated in the Idaho Maximum Security Institution in Boise since 2007 for second-degree kidnapping. He is scheduled to complete his sentence in December 2017.
Seamons last month told an Idaho judge he will fight extradition because a DNA sample taken from him in 2011 by Ogden police at the Valley County Jail in Idaho was done in dirty conditions by an officer who was not wearing gloves. He also has written to Idaho Gov. Butch Otter with the same complaint.