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Man Charged In McStay Family's Deaths Wants To See More Evidence

This booking photo released by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department shows Charles "Chase" Merritt, 57. Merritt was arrested Nov. 5, 2014.
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This booking photo released by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department shows Charles "Chase" Merritt, 57. Merritt was arrested Nov. 5, 2014.

A man charged with killing a Fallbrook family whose bodies were found buried in the desert is asking the prosecution to turn over more evidence.

Charles "Chase" Merritt is representing himself in court.

U-T San Diego reported Merritt told a judge Monday that he has seen about a third of the evidence that could be used against him.

Prosecutors said Merritt should have all of the evidence — some 9,000 pages worth — by the end of the week.

The 57-year-old Merritt has pleaded not guilty to murder.

Forty-year-old Joseph McStay, his 43-year-old wife Summer and their sons, 4-year-old Gianni and 3-year-old Joseph Jr., disappeared from their Fallbrook home in 2010.

Merritt was a business associate of Joseph McStay.

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