Status of Claude Russell case still an open question
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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Special Prosecutor Tim Coleman (above left) spoke to John Stewart (above right), defense attorney for murder suspect Claude Russell at a status hearing Friday morning at the Trigg County Circuit Courtroom.</i>
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Special Prosecutor Tim Coleman (above left) spoke to John Stewart (above right), defense attorney for murder suspect Claude Russell at a status hearing Friday morning at the Trigg County Circuit Courtroom.

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Any action in the case of Claude Russell, who is accused of shooting Chantell Humphries in June 2002, will have to wait for a pre-trial conference, to be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 8.

During a Friday morning status conference in Trigg County Circuit Court, 56th Circuit Judge C.A. Woodall III set that date to give defense attorneys John Stewart and H.B. Quinn enough time to review three responses that were filed by Special Prosecutor Timothy Coleman on Thursday.

“Obviously, I’m still kind of rolling through this stuff,” said Coleman. “There’s a whole lot of material I haven’t gone through, so I tried to be as thorough as I could … It’s a lot of material to go through.”

This was the first time Coleman attended a hearing in this case. He is filling in for 56th Circuit Commonwealth’s Attorney G.L. Ovey, who recused himself from the case earlier this summer, after allegations that he withheld evidence from the defense.

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