The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the legislative redistricting case this week. Chief Justice John D. Minton filed an order Friday officially accepting transfer of the case from the Kentucky Court of Appeals.
More details are emerging in the federal indictment against Barren County Sheriff Chris Eaton. He’s accused of beating a suspect in custody, filing false reports, and making false statements as part of a cover-up.
According to the indictment, a 13-year old girl was at a Glasgow church on the night of February 22, 2011, when she looked out the window and saw suspect Billy Randall Stinnett struggling with the local sheriff and several deputies.
The attorney for Barren County Sheriff Chris Eaton says a federal indictment is "unjustified" and no one used physical force on 30 year old Billy Stinnett after deputies handcuffed him.
Lawyer Guthrie True of Frankfort is representing Eaton. True told the Associated Press Thursday that the US Justice Department appeared to be "headstrong" about charging his client with a crime related to Stinnett's arrest on February 24, 2010.
A superseding indictment has been filed against an Iraqi man facing trial on terrorism charges, alleging he lied to gain refugee status and enter the U.S. Documents were filed Wednesday in federal court in Bowling Green against 24-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, who faces a July trial.
The two perjury charges were added to ten previous charges in which prosecutors allege Hammadi tried to funnel weapons and cash to Al-Qaida operatives in Iraq.