Claude Russell was tried last year for the June 2002 murder of Chantell Humphries, but that trial ended in a hung jury. A new trial has been set to start on Aug. 19. Ovey asks Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway to appoint a special prosecutor to the case.
Ovey cites a Wednesday, May 8, motion to dismiss by John Stewart, an attorney based out of Adams, Tenn., who is representing Russell. Ovey says that while he denies the allegations made in that document, he "cannot be a witness and continue to prosecute this case."
For the full, updated story, check the Wednesday, May 29, edition of The Cadiz Record.