John Stewart, attorney for murder suspect Claude Russell, said Friday morning that he wants 56th Circuit Judge C.A. Woodall III to vacate his ruling requiring Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam to turn over any evidence from his independent investigation to 56th Circuit Commonwealth’s Attorney G.L. Ovey.
Woodall, who ruled in favor of Ovey’s motion for a subpoena duces tecum (or subpoena for production of evidence) against Burnam, said it is the job of the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office to oversee all investigations.
“It works the way it’s supposed to work,” Woodall said. “The Commonwealth Attorney’s responsible for heading up the prosecution.”
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