Fri February 19, 2010
Kentucky Supreme Court Judge on Trials and the Media Culture
By Angela Hatton
Princeton, KY – Close to 130 people in Livingston County were interviewed before a 14-member jury was selected to decide a sentence for Kevin Wayne Dunlap. Just before his trial was to begin, Dunlap pled guilty to killing three Trigg County children and sexual assaulting their mother in 2008. He could face the death penalty. Like many high-profile murder cases, the Dunlap trial has made headlines across the region. Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham has presided over similar cases in his nearly twenty years as a trial judge. Angela Hatton interviews Cunningham on selecting an impartial jury in the growing media environment.