2:41 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Lattus Trial Set For April 2013

Fulton County Circuit Judge Tim Langford has set an April 22 trial date for the man accused of killing Hickman mayor Charlie Murphy. Tommy Lattus of Hickman admitted to killing Murphy in January. Judge Langford says Lattus will have a chance at a plea agreement February 14.

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8:12 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Walker Back in Court Today

Jerry Wayne Walker, Junior is set to appear in Calloway Circuit Court this morning for a hearing on six tampering with evidence charges related to a 1998 Murray State dorm fire that killed a fellow student. The Paducah Sun reports Walker’s attorney Dennis Null hopes the 8:30 am status hearing provides a resolution for the charges. Walker’s tampering with evidence indictments came just before his July acquittal on murder and arson charges for the same incident. Walker faces a maximum of 30 years in prison if found guilty on all charges.

7:22 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Jerry Wayne Walker Jr. Defense Team Working on Deal

Jerry Wayne Walker junior’s defense attorney says they’re working with Commonwealth Attorney Mark Blankenship to reach a deal before Walker’s next trial date.

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3:32 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Former Middle School Principal Sentenced

A judge today sentenced former South Marshall Middle School principal Kent Barlow to serve 10 years in prison. Barlow pled guilty earlier this month to three charges stemming from an attack on his former girlfriend. Marshall County Circuit Judge Dennis Foust gave Barlow five years for both first degree wanton endangerment and unlawful imprisonment.

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3:20 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Thomas Lattus Incompetent to Stand Trial

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The man who allegedly killed Hickman Mayor Charles Murphy in January was found incompetent to stand trial. Police say 30 year-old Thomas Lattus came into the station and stated he had killed the mayor a little after 1 am the night of the murder. Lattus will be committed to Western State Hospital in Hopkinsville to be treated for up to 360 days or until doctors determine he is competent to be tried. Commonwealth Attorney Mike Stacy says he disagrees with the ruling, but he’s confident Lattus will still be prosecuted.

10:40 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Evrard Murder-Kidnapping Trial Postponed


McCracken Circuit Judge Craig Clymer has postponed the trial of three family members charged with kidnapping and murdering  21-year-old Casondra Evrard in 2010. 

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2:11 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Jury Deliberations Begin in Jerry Wayne Walker Jr. Case

Attorneys gave closing arguments this morning in the retrial of Jerry Wayne Walker. Walker faces charges associated to a 1998 Murray State dormitory fire that resulted in the death of one student and the permanent injury of another.

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6:38 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Prosecution Plays Tapes of KSP Interview with Jerry Wayne Walker Jr. at Trial in Benton

Prosecutors in the Jerry Wayne Walker Jr. trial played tapes yesterday of Walker’s interview with Kentucky State Police investigators in November 1998.

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