Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam said that while his office is investigating the matter, he doesn’t plan on pursuing criminal charges on account of those accusations at this time. He added that there does not seem to have been any criminal wrongdoing in the mater.
56th Circuit Commonwealth’s Attorney G.L. Ovey, the prosecutor in the case which went to trial last month, said the prosecution’s evidence is now in the custody of the Kentucky State Police, and that as far as he’s concerned, the situation with the handling of the evidence is a “closed matter.”
Last week, John Stewart, defense attorney for murder suspect Claude Russell, said he had asked H.B. Quinn, who also represented Russell in the trial, to pick up the defense exhibits, as ordered by 56th Circuit Judge C.A. Woodall III.
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