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UPDATE 3: Jesse Mathews makes quick appearance in court

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - The man police say shot and killed a Chattanooga police officer in April of this year only spent a few minutes in court Tuesday.

Jesse Mathews appeared before a Hamilton County judge as part of a motion hearing Tuesday afternoon.

During the hearing, lawyers for both sides asked for the next hearing to be scheduled for October 11. Attorneys say they need more time for forensic analysis of the crime scene.

Mathews is accused of shooting and killing police Sergeant Tim Chapin and wounding Officer Lorin Johnston during an attempted robbery at a Brainerd pawn shop.

He's charged with felony murder and multiple counts of attempted murder, for reportedly firing at other officers on the scene.

The state has said it will seek the death penalty in this case.

The family of Sgt James Tim Chapin said they are still having a hard time dealing with his death.

Family members said they want justice served.

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