FIRST ON 13: Defense attorneys want to ban signs at courthouse supporting Kaylin Gillis

The lawyers for Kevin Monahan, the Hebron man accused of killing Kaylin Gillis in his driveway are asking the judge to prohibit the use of the term “victim” at trial. His lawyers also want the judge to prohibit use of “assailant” and “perpetrator” in front of a jury.

Gillis, 20, was shot and killed as she rode in an SUV that mistakenly drove up Monahan’s driveway in Hebron in April.

Monahan is charged with second-degree murder. 

Monahan’s attorneys are also asking the judge to prohibit members of the public from showing up at the courthouse with signs supporting Gillis. They argue those displays could unfairly influence the jury.

Monahan’s attorneys also filed a motion Friday asking Judge Adam Michelini to prevent people who attend the trial from wearing clothing or buttons with Gillis’ picture.

Arthur Frost, who is Monahan’s lead trial attorney, couldn’t be reached for comment.

Washington County District Attorney Tony Jordan acknowledged Friday afternoon that he’s received the motion and will respond appropriately.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin January 8.