Multiple motions have been ruled on regarding the case of a Lake area mother charged with the murder of her unborn daughter in 2009. The case of Emily Usnick is set to be heard in Johnson County. Circuit Judge John O’Malley overruled a motion filed by the defense that attempted to exclude testimony or evidence from the child’s toxicology reports. Two other motions filed by the defense were granted by Judge O’Malley, one that will exclude any testimony regarding a lung float test and one that excludes testimony regarding prior bad acts of Usnick. The State had two motions granted, one stopping the defense from using her mental state for justification and one keeping them from referring to punishment of jury sentencing.