Five Trigg County men to stand trial for rape April 19
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Mar 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A continuance for one of the defendants in the 2008 Memorial Day weekend rape case was denied by Trigg Circuit Judge C.A. “Woody” Woodall III last Wednesday afternoon.

The trial date has been set for Monday, April 19 at the Trigg County Circuit Courtroom in the Trigg County Justice Center.

According to court records, Woodall set the trial date for 21-year-old Marcus Mayes of 75 Cerulean Road, 20-year-old Nicholas King of 857 Hurricane Road, 21-year-old Chase Oakley of 3842 Rockcastle Road, 20-year-old Devon Morris of 1200 Julian Road and 20-year-old Christopher Futtrell of 2980 South Road.

Greg Stovall took the place of Christopher Futrell’s attorney, who recently had heart stints implanted. Stovall asked for a continuance of Futrell’s trial, which Woodall then denied.

“I want to keep things moving if we can,” Woodall told Stovall.

All five suspects are scheduled to be tried together, and the trial could possibly take as long as two days. And all five of them appeared in court with their attorneys, who talked about motions on turning over discovery from both the defense attorneys and Trigg County Commonwealth’s Attorney G.L. Ovey.

Futrell, King, Morris and Oakley are each charged with rape in first degree and sodomy in the first degree. Futrell, King, Morris and Oakley are accused in the indictments of having sexual intercourse and deviant sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old girl who was allegedly incapable of consent because she was physically helpless.

Mayes is charged with rape in first degree, and has been accused of having sexual intercourse with the girl. Charges against all five men are listed as class B felonies, court records indicated.

Two other men accused in the case have not been indicted by the grand jury.
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