Ovey files motion for subpoena for Burnam’s investigation notes
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Dec 12, 2012 | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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56th Circuit Commonwealth’s Attorney G.L. Ovey filed a motion Friday to subpoena Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam in connection with the Chantell Humphries murder case.

Specifically, Ovey wants Burnam to produce copies of his investigation file, investigative notes and telephone logs with regard to his independent investigation into Humphries’ death, which happened on June 24, 2002.

In another motion filed on Friday, Ovey asked 56th Circuit Judge C.A. “Woody” Woodall III to set a new trial date for Claude Russell, who has been accused of murdering Humphries. Both motions will be argued in Trigg County Circuit Court at 1 p.m. today.

In the six-page motion, which is called a “subpoena duces tecum” (or subpoena for production of evidence), Ovey says Burnam “has chosen to interject himself into the investigation” since before he first office in January 2011.

In the two-page motion for a new trial, Ovey cites the jury being unable to reach a verdict during the previous trial and Woodall’s decision to declare a mistrial as reasons for a new trial, and he also says that he wants to reserve the right to ask for a change of venue or ask the court to exclude certain evidence in the case.

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