Evidence suppression hearing in triple murder case focuses on a question
by Franklin Clark -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
May 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It will be some time before Judge C.A. “Woody” Woodall decides whether to exclude audiotapes depicting a law enforcement interview with Roaring Springs triple-murder suspect Kevin Wayne Dunlap. At the heart of the defense’s argument Friday was a question asked of Dunlap during the execution of a search warrant on his Hopkinsville residence.

At an evidence suppression hearing, held at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 22, at the Livingston County Justice Center in Smithland, Woodall gave Trigg Commonwealth’s Attorney G.L. Ovey 10 days, which started on Tuesday, May 26, to prepare a written case explaining why the tapes shouldn’t be suppressed, and gave Dunlap’s defense council, James Gibson, 10 days after that to prepare a written case for suppressing the tapes.

Three Kentucky State Police detectives testified that when the KSP’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team and the other officers searched Dunlap’s residence, a KSP Detective Sergeant Sam Steger asked him one question, asking if he knew why they were there. According to them, he said they were there because of “the Roaring Springs incident.”

(For the full, updated story, check out the Wednesday, May 27, edition of the Cadiz Record.)
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