Grant Muren’s internet searches regarding the film “The Bourne Supremacy” may be relevant in his upcoming murder trial but searches involving several pornographic terms and themes are not, according to a DuPage County judge.
Prosecutors argued during a Wednesday morning hearing that the Naperville man’s search history, which included inquiries about “homosexual sex with African-American men,” would easily discredit Muren’s defense strategy that he was defending himself when he killed his new roommate in 2014.
Muren — who is charged with first-degree murder, concealment of a homicide and aggravated arson — will stand trial Aug. 23 in the Jan. 20, 2014, strangulation of 55-year-old Charles Clark in Clark’s townhouse.
Prosecutors said Muren and Clark met in early 2014 when Muren answered Clark’s online ad seeking a roommate.
Muren signed the lease Jan. 20 and paid Clark the first $900 rent installment before moving into the townhouse on the 1100 block of Vail Court in Naperville’s Estes Park neighborhood. Within hours, the men purchased liquor and had a consensual sexual encounter, prosecutors said.
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