“Your Honor, I’ve filed in the record a notice of compliance by Sheriff Burnam with the request set forth in the subpoena,” Ovey said. “As far as the Commonwealth’s concerned, that particular issue is resolved and we move forward.”
During a minutes-long hearing that was held on the afternoon of Wednesday, Jan. 9, Ovey was given until Wednesday, March 13, to review this information, after which he is required by turn over any relevant evidence to attorneys representing Claude Russell, the man accused of Humphries’ murder.
The evidence, which last month Burnam said might “implicate” Ovey, albeit not in the actual murder, has not been made public. Ovey said that although he intends to make it available to defense attorneys John Stewart and H.B. Quinn, he still has to look through it.
“Judge, I’m still reviewing it, I haven’t had time,” Ovey said. “If there’s anything I need to bring to the court’s attention, I’ll do it. I think I’ve made that promise to the court before.”
“I believe you did,” replied Woodall.
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