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Tue November 11, 2008
Ovey Granted More Time in Cooper Case
By Carrie Pond
Murray, KY – A Calloway Circuit Judge has granted Special Prosecutor G.L. Ovey additional time to review the criminal case against a Murray police officer charged with reckless homicide. Judge Dennis Foust granted Ovey's request to delay a scheduled pretrial conference until December 19th. Officer John "Andy" Cooper's charges stem from a March fatal collision with Murray resident Ray Walker while responding to a call. The delay in the criminal case is also prolonging the civil case against the officer. Murray attorney Rick Lamkin is representing Walker's estate. He says to determine whether the victim's estate is entitled to recover damages, he needs more information. Lamkin believes Cooper's grand jury indictment is sufficient evidence to prove some sort of wrongdoing in Walker's death.