During a Wednesday afternoon pre-trial hearing, 56th Circuit Commonwealth’s Attorney G.L. Ovey told 56th Circuit Judge C.A. Woodall III that he and Julie Mudd, defense attorney for Seth Hooks, were discussing the case for a possible resolution.
Choat was killed in his Rockcastle Road home in 2008. Hooks is accused in the killing, and is also accused of an August 2013 bank robbery in Owensboro.
Woodall set another pre-trial date for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11.
In connection with the bank robbery, Hooks was charged with first-degree robbery, attempted murder, 10 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon, first-degree possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. While in jail, Hooks was formally charged with capital murder and first-degree robbery, which is a Class B felony, in connection with the March 2008 death of Choat.
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